Devotionals by Pastor Mike Fabarez

Careless Words

There’s no doubt that our internet culture has provided an increased sense of anonymity, which has prompted an onslaught of abrasive and even savage words that would rarely be uttered in person. Face-to-face communication has always encouraged us to put a governor on our mouths—fearing we might get punched in the mouth! But today people can lob verbal bombs with seeming impunity; hiding behind screen names while holed up behind closed doors.

Though the “invincible critic” may now be fearless, the Bible promises that for all who dish up their “evil treasure” of unbridled words, there will most certainly come a “day of judgment” on which “people will give an account for every careless word they speak” (Mt.12:35-36). There is nothing anonymous that will not be called into the scrutinizing light of personal accountability (Lk.12:2). That is one reason Solomon wisely told all people to, “Fear God” knowing that he “will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil” (Eccl.12:13-14).

So, while today’s brash electronic words may hurt us, we must all remember that screen names and internet anonymity provide only temporary insulation. Everyone and everything will one day be brought before the tribunal of the Creator.

-- Pastor Mike


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Focal Point is the Bible teaching ministry of author and pastor Mike Fabarez. Focal Point delivers relevant and accurate Bible exposition on its daily radio broadcast and is dedicated to clearly explaining the truth of God’s Word.

About Pastor Mike Fabarez

Dr. Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California and has been in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years. He is committed to clearly communicating God's word verse-by-verse and encourages his listeners to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.

Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology (M.A.) and Westminster Theological Seminary in California (Ph.D.). Mike is heard on hundreds of radio programs across the country on the Focal Point radio program and has authored several books, including Preaching That Changes Lives, Getting It Right, Praying for Sunday, and Why the Bible? Mike and his wife, Carlynn, reside in Laguna Hills, California with their three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.

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