The Apostle continues and says put off noisily shouting at one another, stop insisting loudly and do not lose control with each other.
Ever been to an AGM where people have lost control?
A leader on describing his leadership meetings said to me, “At times it gets really heated and we end up shouting at one another but when we come out of the meeting we are best friends.” I thought, ‘I don’t think so!’
One of the lovely things about ‘zoom’ meetings is the mute button. It really looks like a God creative idea! After the pandemic and we try to resume normal life we must take the mute button with us. For ourselves and others!
Get rid of all brawling and slander, Ephesians 4 v 31
Here are 10 things I have been taught from when I was a child.
Our churches and communities would be better places if they were heeded. How many do you recognise and how many are part of your life?
- Keep your voice down.
- If you can’t say anything good about a person then don’t say anything at all.
- Gossip is saying behind their back what you would not say to their face. Flattery is saying to their face what you would not say behind their back.
- You can’t believe everything you hear.
- Some people will believe anything if it is whispered to them.
- Anyone who will gossip to you will gossip about you.
- The battle is over except for the shouting.
- The need to control always comes from the person who has lost it.
- Let our words be heard as well as our voices.
- Where there is shouting there is no true knowledge.