“It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel (Proverbs 20:3).”
Blogging is a great way to be able to express your opinion in this day and age. For the most part, you do it incognito. Occasionally your friends and relatives read your thoughts, but they probably already know your ideas anyhow.
The reason the impersonal nature of blogging is a positive thing today in the world of opinion-sharing is that we have become a nation of political correctness. Depending on who you work or hang with, you can offend people easily by telling them you either like or don’t like the current president, listen to or don’t listen to a certain cable network, or listen to or would NEVER listen to a certain talk show host.
We also find our ideas squelched in the workplace, church, or any other group endeavor. Only the strong survive in environments like these where there are power brokers who hold the only opinions that matter. It can be extremely frustrating to those of us who like others to respect our thinking.
Depending on our temperament, we may not be willing to back down from a fight when others are offended by our thinking. After all, this is America, land of the free and home of the brave, right?
But as Christians, we have a higher calling than to get into arguments with our acquaintances, coworkers and strangers over things that don’t matter in the long run. What matters are things of eternal significance.
This was the apostle Paul’s attitude. He gave up his rights to in order to be in a position to gain a hearing for the gospel of Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 9:19-23). Perhaps this should be our strategy to if we intend to make an impact for God’s kingdom. If what comes out of our mouth is strategically placed comments about the goodness of God instead of a defense of our opinions, we might have a better chance to do so (Psalm 40:3).