1Peter 3

Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, and more. Social Media has taken us by storm and now everyone who is anyone seems to have their opinion on any subject. Some comments make us blush, some make us love more and some we should just plain ignore. It matters not whether we “know” the author of the post, we have become judge and jury all rolled into one. But, what if we applied the principles Peter gives us?

“Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but instead bless because you were called to inherit a blessing. If you want to love life and see good days you…”

  • “MUST” keep your tongue from evil and keep your lips from uttering deceit
  • MUST” turn away from evil and do good
  • “MUST” seek peace and pursue it”

When we return evil for good we are using the devil’s tools. When we return good for good Jesus’ question comes back to us: “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?” [Luke 6] But if we return good for evil we are exhibiting the mercy of God to those who don’t deserve it…just as we do not.

Today, as you minister online between those that come your way, or you are just wandering up and down the social media tools stop and think:


About Gaye Austin

When not writing for the Bible.org ministry Facebook page, Gaye Austin can be found working on her own web page, titled http://sonshinesjournal.com/ As a lover of snail mail you might find her thanking the donors of the Bible.org ministry where she works as a full-time volunteer. You might find her reading and on the alert for good writers for the children’s ministry blog; Heartprints. Life has taken Gaye on many adventures of faith from NY to GA, Maryland, Fl and now to Texas. Along the way, she has found discipling other women rewarding. In Texas, she and her husband enjoy time with their son, daughter-in-law and cheering on their aspiring musical theater granddaughter; a senior at Baylor University. Gaye has been active in many churches Sunday School programs, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and teaching Precept Ministries classes. It was through these she learned how to study the Bible and started writing curriculum and Sunday School lessons for her husband’s class. Along with this she also taught elementary school. Now, when not glued to the computer screen, she enjoys gardening and reading. Because her life has had many twists and turns she recently rewrote her testimony titled “Protected” after seeing how God has directed and protected her through the many years she has walked with Him.

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