Prov. 10:11 – “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life.” Would it change the sense of the verse to translate it, “the keyboard of the righteous is a fountain of life?”
My belief is, everything the Bible says about the good use of the tongue needs to be equally applied to the keyboard; to social media and email.
Years ago – before computer technology, cell phones – and before wired telephones – if you had some morsel of gossip, flattering or perverse speech – there was some pause – before you could get that out to people.
There was a time lag that was a blessing. You had time to think about what you would report. Today there is no time lag. You can have a thought, and report or share that thought, while you are forming the thought. The speed of internet and cell phone communication enhances the temptation. So, everything the Bible says about good attitude, maturity and communication needs to be applied to the keyboard, social media, email and texting. Remember this …
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned,” (Matt. 12:36).