In this age of raw emotions expressed on social media, perspective is often lost. Subsequently, blogs, instagrams and tweets tend to exaggerate events, making things far worse than reality. Thus, if you troll social media long enough, don’t be surprise if you find a comment claiming, “that’s the worst.”
Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue, Psalm 120:2.
Whenever I drive, my patience is at its worst. Whether I am alone or driving my family, I am frustrated by the slightest mistake made by other drivers. These offenses strike a nerve, usually getting me bent out of shape. Unfortunately, I prematurely judge and label each individual behind the wheel as the worst driver I have ever seen.
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; Luke 6:37.
Debates over what’s the “worst” varies. Some claim accidental deaths, others suggest cancer victims and a few argue that the millions of aborted babies since 1973 is a travesty. As for me, I believe eternal separation from God is the worst. In a discussion with his 12 disciples, Jesus brings up the concept of losing your soul. The context suggests the temptation to be rich, self-supportive and wealthy causes some to forfeit their soul. In view of this, follow Jesus’ advice within Matthew 16:24-26 by giving your life away.
by Jay Mankus