FYI, WHINING ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE’S WHINING IS STILL WHINING…

I’ve noticed a few insults that have become popular on social media, especially in regard to political and social issues. Here are two of them.

“SNOWFLAKES”

“BUTT HURT PEOPLE”

I’ve also anecdotally noticed many of these insults are hurled by many people who claim to be a part of the Body of Christ. Our Lord and Savior was clear about insults…

Matthew 5:22 (NKJV)

22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother [a]without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’[b] shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, [c]‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of [d]hell fire.

Ephesians 4:29  (NKJV)

29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary [a]edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

Here’s what I find interesting. Most of the time I’ve noticed these insults, they’re wrapped around people COMPLAINING about people COMPLAINING.

“These BUTT HURT people are trying to change history! They need to get over themselves!”

“These SNOWFLAKES are too sensitive! They need to ‘grow a pair’ and stop complaining!”

Did you catch that? Go back and read the statements again.

They are WHINING about other people WHINING.

This is a classic example of the narcissistic, self-absorbed and childish behavior that is one of the many fruit of the sin of PRIDE.


It’s amazing how it’s considered whining until it’s something that’s important to you!


So many people feel their cause, passion, heritage or culture is so much more noble.

So many people arrogantly feel they decide which protest and complaint is worthy of attention.

So many people arrogantly feel that the correct narrative about history, social issues, civil rights issues, and even issues of faith are determined through the lens of their perspective.

These people are proving themselves to be the very SNOWFLAKES and BUTT HURT people they are accusing others to be.

We can all benefit by praying that God help us to guard our tongues and to help us to know when to speak and when to be silent.

Proverbs 21:23  (NKJV)

23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
Keeps his soul from troubles.

James 3:1-12  (NKJV)

3 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a [a]perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. 3 [b]Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.

See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of [c]iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of [d]nature; and it is set on fire by [e]hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the [f]similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? [g]Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.

Matthew 12:36-37  (NKJV)

36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

BE BLESSTIFIED!

HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU SEE A MAN CRY?

When you see a man cry, how does it make you feel?

Do you feel it’s a sign of weakness, or proof that he is real?

Or, have you bought into the notion that real men don’t cry?

Does it make your feel disgust? admiration? Turn away, or wonder why?

Well God only used ‘real’ men, and tears fell from the eyes of each one.

From Jacob, to Nehemiah , to David, to God’s only Son!


When a man cries, it’s a sign that He has the heart of God! Here are a few instances in the bible when real men of God shed tears, sometimes bitterly. It’s by no means a sign of weakness, but of the heart of God.

Genesis 29:11 (NKJV)

11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.

Genesis 33:4  (NKJV)

But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Genesis 37:35 (NKJV)

35 And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, “For I shall go down into the grave to my son in mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 43:30  (NKJV)

30 Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there.

1 Samuel 20:41  (NKJV)

41 As soon as the lad had gone, David arose from a place toward the south, fell on his face to the ground, and bowed down three times. And they kissed one another; and they wept together, but David more so.

2 Kings 20:3  (NKJV)

“Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Ezra 3:12-13 (NKJV)

12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of the fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this temple was laid before their eyes. Yet many shouted aloud for joy, 13 so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off.

Nehemiah 1:4  (NKJV)

So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Job 16:20  (NKJV)

20 My friends scorn me;
My eyes pour out tears to God.

Psalm 42:3  (NKJV)

My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
“Where is your God?”

Isaiah 22:4  (NKJV)

Therefore I said, “Look away from me,
I will weep bitterly;
Do not labor to comfort me
Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people.”

Jeremiah 48:31-32  (NKJV)

31 Therefore I will wail for Moab,
And I will cry out for all Moab;
[a]I will mourn for the men of Kir Heres.
32 O vine of Sibmah! I will weep for you with the weeping of Jazer.
Your plants have gone over the sea,
They reach to the sea of Jazer.
The plunderer has fallen on your summer fruit and your vintage.

Micah 1:8  (NKJV)

Therefore I will wail and howl,
I will go stripped and naked;
I will make a wailing like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches,

Matthew 26:75 (NKJV)

75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.

Luke 19:41  (NKJV)

41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,

John 11:35  (NKJV)

35 Jesus wept.

If it bothers you to see a man cry, it’s not a sign of their weakness, but yours.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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