Motivational Tips from the Good Book
What Does God Say About Mockers?
Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.
Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
So don’t bother correcting mockers;
they will only hate you.
But correct the wise,
and they will love you.
Instruct the wise,
and they will be even wiser.
Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more.”
A mocker is someone who mocks or attacks with ridicule, contempt, or derision, something or someone they do not agree with. Usually their mind is made up and “confusing” them with facts makes no impression. It is one thing to “agree to disagree” with a good spirit and quite another to disagree with a bad attitude (to put it mildly). Observing Christians and their disagreeable words on Facebook, for example, is very eye-opening.
St. Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the Gospel at all costs and, if necessary, use words!” He did not mean we should never use words, but he was dead right that our attitudes give weight to our words. Sometimes our lives speak so loudly people can’t hear what we are saying.
May we strive to be a witness for Christ in all our actions, words, and attitudes with the help of the Holy Spirit. “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone” Colossians 4:5-6.
Especially mockers.Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” Psalms 14:1. #mockers Click To Tweet