Have you ever listened to the hit Christian songs Write Your Story? (If you haven’t, look it up, it’s awesome.) Do you ever wonder where it came from? I’m here to answer that question in my post today.
3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
-2 Corinthians 3:3 New International Version (NIV)
We represent God and His Kingdom in all we do. We want to represent His Kingdom well, right? That’s the reason why we dress modestly, show respect, practice kindness, do generous things. Our story is engraved in our hearts with the Holy Spirit. We want our story to represent God, not this world.
If we represented the world, then we’d be representing Satan! Does that sound crazy? If it does, here’s a verse straight from the Bible to support that.
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
-2 Corinthians 4:4 New Living Translation (NLT)
The worldly despise wisdom and responsibility. Instead, they love the things of this world, rather than the Creator of those things.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
-1 John 2:15-17
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Hello, lovelies! Today I’m sharing a verse that just might change your mind about sarcasm. Here is 2 Corinthians 1:17-19:
17 Do you think that I made these plans without really thinking? Or maybe you think I make plans as the world does, saying yes and no at the same time.18 But if you can believe God, then you can believe that what we tell you is never both yes and no. 19 The Son of God, Jesus Christ, the one that Silas, Timothy, and I told you about was not yes and no. In Christ it has always been yes.
-2 Corinthians 1:17-19 (ERV)
When we are sarcastic it can be misleading, confusing, and even hurtful. For instance a friend might say: “Wow, that dress does sooo not make you look like an elephant.” That person took a compliment, twisted it up, and made it into the exact opposite: an insult. You might reply with a cheerful “Thanks!” before you realized that statement was meant to attack you! That’s embarrassing, right?
Definitely! As Christians, we want to be nice to everyone:
31 Do for others what you want them to do for you.
–Luke 6:31 (ERV)
So insulting someone is bad in itself. But twisting it up in to a compliment? That’s even worse! Some may argue that being sarcastic doesn’t always have to be mean. That’s true in some cases, but not most. Even if someone who is being sarcastic isn’t meaning to be hurtful, it can come across as misleading, mean, and confusing.
Bottom line: Sarcasm is NOT a good idea!