Social Media Tips for Believers: How to Become a Voice of Wisdom and Grace in Today’s Online World
This is an original devotional. Support our ministry byjoining our membership on Patreon to receive valuable rewards like original eBooks, devotionals, sermon notes and more exclusive Christian content!
“He who corrects and instructs a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who rebukes a wicked man gets insults for himself. Do not correct a scoffer [who foolishly ridicules and takes no responsibility for his error] or he will hate you; Correct a wise man [who learns from his error], and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man and he will become even wiser; Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.” (PROVERBS 9:7-9 AMP)
Find a Christian-related post on social media with lots of engagement and you’re likely to find negative comments from people that the Bible calls “scoffers”.
God’s word teaches us that the wise thing to do when seeing these comments is not to try to convince them, because you can’t. You’ll just get insulted and become angry.
“Surely the churning of milk produces butter, And wringing the nose produces blood; So the churning of anger produces strife.” (PROVERBS 30:33 AMP)
The anger, if unrestrained, will lead to strife:
“The beginning of strife is like letting out water [as from a small break in a dam; first it trickles and then it gushes]; Therefore abandon the quarrel before it breaks out and tempers explode.” (PROVERBS 17:14 AMP)
Soon a full-out war of words erupts and both parties start to insult each other.
In the end, God is not glorified, and unbelievers who read the exchange mock Christians for this public display of foolishness.
Jesus spoke these wise words:
““Do not give that which is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, for they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” (MATTHEW 7:6 AMP)
Correction and instruction are to be reserved for wise people who are teachable and want to learn from their mistakes.
They can see the value of your words and your good intentions.
When you follow God’s wisdom regarding this, you are the one reaping the benefits:
“If you are wise, you are wise for yourself [for your own benefit]; If you scoff [thoughtlessly ridicule and disdain], you alone will pay the penalty.” (PROVERBS 9:12 AMP)
The Internet is filled with two types of opposing voices: God’s voice (anointed sermons, articles, online Bibles, Bible-based social media posts) and the voice of the world (everything sinful which is influenced and instigated by the devil and his demons).
Just like how Wisdom (representing Jesus) calls out to the naive and inexperienced:
“Wisdom has built her [spacious and sufficient] house; She has hewn out and set up her seven pillars. She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table. She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the highest places of the city: “Whoever is naive or inexperienced, let him turn in here!” As for him who lacks understanding, she says,” (PROVERBS 9:1-4 AMP)
And the foolish woman (representing the world) also calls out to the same naive and inexperienced people:
“The foolish woman is restless and noisy; She is naive and easily misled and thoughtless, and knows nothing at all [of eternal value]. She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high and conspicuous places of the city, Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight: “Whoever is naive or inexperienced, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks understanding (common sense), she says,” (PROVERBS 9:13-16 AMP)
With these two voices calling out for our attention, sooner or later we will go into the house of one of them -
either to enjoy increased blessings, or end up suffering the natural consequences of sin.
If someone walks past Wisdom’s house, they will likely go into the foolish woman’s house.
As Christians, we should collectively use our online presence and reach to help amplify God’s voice and drown out the world’s voice, like Wisdom’s maidens.
While calling out, the words we use are also important.
There is no point in shouting loudly in the streets (by posting frequently) but using words that don’t glorify God or help His agenda:
“Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].” (EPHESIANS 4:29 AMP)
Make it a principle to follow: Only post what is good for building others up and to be a blessing.
That means no judging, criticism, condemnation which is being a hypocrite as Jesus pointed out:
““ Do not judge and criticize and condemn [others unfairly with an attitude of self-righteous superiority as though assuming the office of a judge], so that you will not be judged [unfairly]. For just as you [hypocritically] judge others [when you are sinful and unrepentant], so will you be judged; and in accordance with your standard of measure [used to pass out judgment], judgment will be measured to you. Why do you look at the [insignificant] speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice and acknowledge the [egregious] log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me get the speck out of your eye,’ when there is a log in your own eye? You hypocrite (play-actor, pretender), first get the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (MATTHEW 7:1-5 AMP)
As Christians, our role is simply to invite the naive and inexperienced to enter our Mistress’s house to learn the ways of God and enjoy the blessings, not to wage cyber warfare on them.
God is inviting the world to receive wisdom for their own good. It’s a proclamation made out of love.
Let us represent the One whom we serve correctly by extending love and grace to everyone, both online and offline.
Sandcastles Don't Last Forever
This is the eBook version.
If you prefer to get the Paperback version (physical copy), you can get it on Amazon here for US$15.
If you’re living in Singapore, you can select "Physical Paperback Copy (Including Shipping Fee)" below. As a special limited-time deal, you’ll receive bonus gifts worth S$20 with your order!
About the Book:
No matter how high, wide, or beautifully you build it, at the end of the day, a sandcastle will still be washed away by the sea.
In this Book, you will learn about:
- Heavenly investment advice and the futility of worldly pursuits from a trillionaire in the Bible
- Why God has to reward us in order to be righteous
- When and how God will destroy the current earth and sky to make way for new ones
- The types of fireproof works that earn eternal rewards at the end of time
- The abundant rewards of doing good works while abiding by the non-disclosure agreement between God and you
- The difference between the temporary places of torment: Sheol and Abaddon
- Who is the Antichrist and his name revealed in the Bible
- What is the Mark of the Beast and why it disqualifies its recipients from receiving salvation
- The different judgments at the throne of Jesus Christ and what it means for you as a believer
- How to fulfill your calling and maximize your gifts to receive the best eternal rewards
Testimonials about the contents of this book:
"Sandcastles Don't Last Forever is very well written, its message loud and clear. Milton Goh gives common-sense insight on often confusing Scripture, which is much appreciated in these troubled times. My understanding of the Bible has definitely improved."
- Mike Garrett, first Editor/ Publisher for Stephen King and Author of Christian Novel "Innocence Denied", from USA
"This book is absolutely breathtaking. We don't work to be saved but were created to do good works. I am so energized and excited to know God values our works and we will be rewarded. This is all Glory to Jesus... I cant wait to throw my crowns at his feet and thank him for saving my life!" - Evangelist Michael Clark from USA
"Dear Milton Goh, I truly thank our Abba, Father for the revelations in this book. It is so amazing how I begin to discover important verses in the Bible that I have never read. That instead of following riches, with sleepless nights, and actually shortening our lives, we are just to 'Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ', and 'Love one another'. How beautiful to find out that actually in the Bible there is both 'Earthly or Worldly Investment Wisdom' and 'Eternal Investment Wisdom' according to the revelations here from Ecclesiastes 5:14-17 WEB)!; “It seems like Solomon was not only wise at earning material riches but also at earning eternal riches.” All the glory to our Lord Jesus Christ! God bless you Milton Goh for such a wonderful book!" - Nitta Nierra from Belgium
“Thank you Milton. I have just finished reading “Sandcastles Don’t Last Forever”. It’s such a good, blessed-with-God’s-words book. I love it very much. Might read again if I have the time. Thanks so much!” - Mally Chai from Singapore
"I'm reading this book and loving it! The revelations of the Gospel truth shared and it's life applications are absolutely amazing! I give glory to the Lord Jesus for my dear brother Milton for this exceptional resource. I'm gonna keep feeding on its contents and believe God for supernatural breakthroughs as my mind is renewed in Christ!" - Terence from Tombel, Cameroon
* The PDF file of this eBook will be sent to you via email manually after your purchase is confirmed.
GEMS Devotional Book 1
This is a book of 20 anointed devotionals based on God’s word. GEMS stands for "Godly Edification Made Simple".
In a good way, some of them will really shake your spirit and challenge what you know about the truth.
These revelations came down fresh from heaven through accumulated months of prayerful and meditative Bible study. All glory to God for His wisdom!
Did you know that when believers die before the Rapture, the place they go to is not heaven?
Did you know that God still loves the Devil even though the Devil is evil?
Do you want to learn how to wield the powerful spiritual weapons that believers have to cast out demons?
Do you want to know how you can engage in effective spiritual training which is the most valuable activity a believer can do?
Will God save you from a problem that you got yourself into? Is there teleportation in the Bible?
Are you sabotaging your success and happiness in life because of your spoken words?
Do you want to see more answered prayers?
All these and more are shared in this book!!
“How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.” (PROVERBS 16:16 AMP)
Testimonial about Milton's writing:
"Milton Goh my brother, your insight on Grace has set me free from 20 yrs of addiction.
I was a 7 time felon but by the GRACE of God I am now an ordained minister.
Here is some of my story: I was saved in Dec 2016 and started evangelizing in July of 2017 as soon as I was released.
My ministry has led over 800 to Jesus. I go to jails, rehabs, homeless shelters plus numerous churches!
Your notes and sermons allowed me to find rest in Jesus. I was getting tired trying to perform what I thought God needed from me.
You have made me realize it's 100% the CROSS and now I go constantly for Jesus but never get tired.
Thanks for your wisdom and love for Jesus. May God bless you and your family!"
- Michael from Cumberland, Kentucky, USA
* The Dropbox download link for this eBook will be sent to you via email manually after your purchase is confirmed.
Love this Blog?
Milton Goh's Blog Archives
Hi I’m Milton Goh, I'm 25 years old and i'm a blogger who writes about Christianity, Parenting, Life Lessons that I learn from Movies/Shows, and Lifestyle.