Bible Tweets

I found out about Osama bin Laden when I turned on the TV this morning while getting breakfast for my son. I’ve been doing some behind-the-scenes mental processing ever since and wondering what will rise over the horizon.

No suprise, the Twittersphere has been lively with reactions, including many with religious themes. The Atlantic has compiled the “10 Most Tweeted Bible Verses in Response to bin Laden’s Death.” I’ll share the Top 5 here:

1. Proverbs 24:17 “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice.”

2. Psalm 138:8 “The LORD will make PERFECT the things that concern me”(KJV). (NIV: “The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.”) (Unrelated tweet by Rev Run.)

3. Proverbs 21:15 “When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.” (Rick Warren started this one.)

4. Ezekiel 33:11 “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?”

5. Ezekiel 18:23 “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?”

I find it interesting that NONE of the top 10 tweets included verse from the Gospels. What would Jesus have said?

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