Being condescending is a tone of speech that makes listeners feel that the speaker is talking down to them (Genesis 44:14-15). The Bible teaches us to speak with words seasoned with salt and grace (Colossians 4:6). The Bible also teaches men to be careful with their words because emotion with its finger on the trigger of the tongue, causes much damage (James 3:5-10). And the proud attitude of looking down on others, considering oneself to be so much better, is just plain ignorant (1 Corinthians 8:2; 1 Cor. 1:27). One of the virtues of being wise is to work with others on their level and understand that none is greater because of degrees from institutions of higher learning (1 Cor. 9:19-23; Romans 12:15-16; Matthew 18:1-5).
Such is true because all men die, and Jesus won’t judge men because of degrees or lack thereof (Ecclesiastes 3:18-21; Matt. 25:32-33). So let none of us be guilty of practicing condescending speech. Instead let us speak to each other as equals because in the eyes of God we are (Acts 17:26, 10:34-35; Rom. 2:11, 3:23).
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