Criticism-Filled Reality Shows Harm Relationships

 

“the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Neh 8.10 NAS).

Is cutting people down  cool? Certain pawn show reality shows and other reality shows major in being critical towards associates. They are too caustic. Who wants to fight all the time? At least this gives a clear contrast with how godly people should relate! We see how the world differs from Bible based relationships. Who wants to live in a toxic fish pond? That’s no fun.

We should want to build each other up. Healthy people do not want to hurt others’ feelings. Even the popular Duck Dynasty reality show thinks that negativity is cute. It’s unnecessary, unhealthy, unbiblical. That’s not how  loving,  caring people connect. It’s unfriendly, unkind. It puts people down.

Continuous comments including: “You’re stupid . . . Can’t do anything right . . .  the worst CEO . . . . . ” are immature and destructive.

“sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.” (Prov 16.21 NAS).

This is what happens when a culture turns away from Jesus, godly teaching, church and wholesome values. Things go downhill. The devil will not walk past an open door.

Critical spirits are obviously what the show producers want but is not uplifting or funny. It’s hurtful. Get a life! Lighten up. Give it a rest. These acidic tongues need a do-over. Real men do not need to tear other down. Christian self-esteem is grounded in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Real men do not cheapen  themselves to please TV producers. They are inner directed, not outer directed. Their tongues are not for sale.

 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Prov 15.1 NAS).

Everyone has a heartache. We need  encouragers, uplifters!  “19 Kids And Counting” reality program is a fine role model. They love and encourage everyone involved! May their tribe increase! “Bless them greatly Lord Jesus!”

The good news is that in our work environments, even one person can make a difference. Wholesome attitudes and words can be a clear contrast. Just by what we are not saying! Choose not to join this cutting others down at work. Be a role model, a leader. Core values matter in the workplace.

“Let no unwholesome [rotten] word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification [building up] according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear. . . . And let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Eph 4.29,31,32 NAS). 

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About FredKerr

Bible teacher, M.Div, exercising, pizza, herbal tea, eating out with wife and friends, plants, classic Scripture choruses, hymns, variations of Canon D by Pachabel, clean jokes
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