Have you ever jumped to the wrong conclusion about something you saw? You then passed some misinformation because you did not get the full story. I have done this too many times to count. We have to make sure that we do say anything before we know the truth. When we say the wrong thing, it can hurt others and start confusion. If you are trying to bring others to God, you have to watch what you say.
1 Corinthians 13:5 states, “ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” This is a great reason that we should not say untruths about others. When we deal with others, we must show God’s love. We cannot do this by telling untruths and misinformation. We cannot be quick to judge others because God shows us mercy when we do wrong. Thinks about this when we re-post something on Facebook or re-tweet something on Twitter.
1 Timothy 4:16 states, “ Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” We have to keep our minds on positive things. This is hard to do when we have so much bad things on television, radio, and social media. We are so ready to discuss how we saw or hear something bad with others. We do not know the real story behind the stories that we hear or see. Make sure that you are not passing out misinformation. If you tell others about God, you will be passing out spiritual uplifting information.
Do not jump to conclusion the next time you hear or see something. Analyzed the situation and see if you should pass it on to others. If it is not positive information, keep it to yourself.