“But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court.”
We are living in an age where our decorum around calling people names has slipped. We were taught that “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never harm me.” While it is true that names won’t hurt us physically directly, but being demeaned, embarrassed or spoken down towards can certainly hurt any one of us emotionally, leading then to physical issues. In our business environment we need to be cognizant of that what is happening in our culture just can’t be accepted in the workplace. Companies are a reflection of the general population so we have bullies working with and for us too, but that doesn’t mean we need to accept or condone their behavior. If you are working to build a better and more sustainable culture that works for everyone, consider removing the name calling.
I feel bad for the great Biblical warrior Nimrod. Why? Because his name has been misused and we can now hear someone use his name as a derogatory description. It’s just another reminder from God’s Word that we are not to be a people of name calling and that it is not a fruit that anyone will recognize as one that comes from the Holy Spirit. It takes some discipline to not fall into the traps of others around us. Let’s ask God to not let us fall for this.
Reference: Matthew 5:22 (New Living Translation)