Just Kidding...Not Really
by Randy Chambers, 2004-11-27
Proverbs 26:18-19, NIV: Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows
is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"
With holidays here and family near, many opportunities may arise where we say things we want to say and cover up in some way. We may use humor to hide the fact that our “Just kidding” is a “Not
really.” Our words should communicate rightly what we are saying. They should not be twisted or vague, or hidden behind humor so as to hide the true intent.
It is our choice toward others--and the choice of others toward us--in how we will
speak; whether with sincerity and love, or if we choose to stir up strife, see it as nothing--and remark, “Just kidding.”