Don’t Be A Scoffer
The Bible tells us in Psalm 1 that we should not be scoffers. A scoffer, if you don’t know, is someone who mocks another.
I’ve been guilty of that.
I’ve been guilty of it recently.
Some of us may not think it’s a big deal. After all, we didn’t mean any harm by it. The other guy needs to toughen up and not take things so serious. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Words hurt. Scoffing and mocking can truly hurt someone. Worse, it devalues the other person and belittles them.
Let’s take a look at an example.
Let’s say you’re a dogooder. I heard a man scoff at people who try to help others by calling them this name. It wasn’t me, but I’ve done just as bad, if not worse.
Let’s say that this dogooder does something exceptional to help others. Let’s say that a man calls them dogooders and derides what they did for others. That’s scoffing.
There is a progression to get to this point. First you get walk with the wicked. Then you stand with sinners. Finally, you sit with scoffers.
The sad thing about becoming a scoffer is that you don’t limit it to just one subject or area of life. You eventually become a professional scoffer. You make sport of it. It becomes a habit and a way of life.
Let’s take a look at our lives. Let’s examine our lives for signs of scoffing. Then let’s eliminate it.
Have you ever been guilty of scoffing?