by Paul Tautges | July 19, 2011 3:01 am
I’ve been thinking about love and texting for the past week or so because of a brief conversation I had with one of the elders at our church. So let me “think out loud” with you for a few moments. Texting is here to stay, whether we like it or not. But like every form of electronic communication it must be kept in its proper place—and its use must be governed by others-focused love. First Corinthians 13:5a says biblical love “does not act unbecomingly” (NASB). The word “unbecomingly” means inappropriate or rude. Another way of saying it is, “Love has manners.”
Yes, texting is convenient and can even be fun, but are there some rules of etiquette (manners) that we need to consider? The following is a brief summary of a list of the top 10 pointers published by Wireless Developer Network.
As we counsel one another to apply the second great love command to every area of our lives (Matthew 22:39), let’s consider four applications of “love is not rude.”
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