12 Proverbs about Social Media

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Social media didn’t exist when the book of Proverbs was first published. But folly and wisdom did. Here are twelve proverbs, reformatted for our social media age.

1. Joining a stranger’s Facebook argument is like grabbing a stray dog by the ears (26:17).

2. Where there are many comments, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his thumbs is wise (10:19).

3. Don’t answer a troll with trolling, lest you be like him (26:4).

4. The Instagram life is deceitful, and custom selfies are vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (31:30).

5. As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools return to a Twitter war (26:11).

6. A keyboard warrior is wiser in his own eyes than seven scholars who answer with discretion (26:17).

7. Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is the one who shares his one partisan news source and says, “THIS” (26:18–19).

8. Let someone else praise you, and not your own tweet, a stranger, and not your own retweet (27:2).

9. There are three things that are never satisfied—no, four that never say, “Enough!”: the grave, the blazing fire, the viral video, and your follower count (30:15–16).

10. As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed—and his phone (26:14).

11. Fools publicize their annoyance at once, but the prudent know that someone on the internet is always wrong (12:16).

12. Wisdom cries aloud in the street, but everyone is watching a cat video (1:20).


3 thoughts on “12 Proverbs about Social Media

  1. Gunter
    My brother keep close to our Father and keep bringing His Word and reminders to rest of body!
    Prayers to you and family to keep His torch of light and truth that all can see in this dark world
    Sincere appreciation

  2. If I could “love” and not just “like this, I would. As a teacher, I am deeply concerned with the internet-mediated social development of this generation.

    1. Lillis Joy,

      I agree. This is a great post and as a high school teacher, it does concern me that this generation is being adversely impacted by social media.


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