Next a poor demon-afflicted wretch, both blind and deaf, was set down before him. Jesus healed him, gave him his sight and hearing. The people who saw it were impressed—“This has to be the Son of David!” But the Pharisees, when they heard the report, were cynical. “Black magic,” they said. “Some devil trick he’s pulled from his sleeve.”
(Matthew 12:22-24 MSG)
Isn’t it interesting how many people can be impressed by your social media practices, but then there’s always that one person who doesn’t and it becomes quite obvious to everyone else? After all, giving a “shout out, compliment, [acknowledging] good practices you see online,” are part of social media etiquette, and I’m a big supporter of social good.
When the people saw Jesus heal a demon-possessed man, they were very impressed and didn’t hesitate to give Him a shout-out. But the Pharisees, who were no doubt jealous, didn’t. They were cynical to the point that they attributed His power to Satan, which was an unforgivable sin. Their jealousy became evident to all, including the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate (Matthew 27:18).
When God does something amazing in your life, don’t forget to give Him a shout out. Not only is it the right thing to do but it also pleases Him and blesses you.