Headlines assigned to newspaper articles do not often correctly inform you of the content of the story. In fact, headlines are often quite misleading.
Recently, I glanced at the sports section and saw a story about the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal. The headline blared, “Martin breaks silence”. This promised the reader that one of the main characters in the drama was now telling his side of the story. However, the article quoted Jonathan Martin as saying, “I do not intend to discuss this matter publicly.”
So Martin broke his silence to say that he was remaining silent!? It seems that the headline made a promise that it did not keep. It was misleading, to say the least.
We must be careful that our words are not misleading.
Especially when we call ourselves “Christians”.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”—Luke 6:46.