Beware the echo chamber

Beware the echo chamber

The devil has custom-engineered one just for you. He entices you both through your prejudices and your compassions to join in a self-reinforcing conversation with people who agree with you and flatter you into thinking that you are on the side of the angels and that those who oppose you—or who simply have a different opinion from yours—are of the devil and are somehow less intelligent, less well-informed than you are.

We all have our pet issues. All of us.

When you find yourself giving your heart to those who agree with you on your pet issues, but who do not acknowledge the reality and authority of the God who created you (and them!), you have been subverted by the devil’s echo chamber and you are in a very dangerous place.

We are all wounded. And we have a choice: We can allow God to heal our wounds (and renew our minds), or we can choose the echo chamber, which offers shallow sympathy and rationalizes and makes increasingly permanent our particular flavor of victimhood.

“Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.”

Proverbs 4:23

Beware the voice that speaks through your wounding.

Embrace the voice that speaks to your healing.


2 thoughts on “Beware the echo chamber

  1. Powerful words to chew on, Mr. Flemming.

    How many of us are willing to be the kind of friend who calls out another in love? So many of us don’t want to rock the boat because we’re afraid of “being unloving/judgmental” — or at least being PERCEIVED that way.

    How many of us are BLESSED with a friend who will lovingly correct us if we’ve wandered off the path?

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