This week on Geek Devotions special guest, Joe Morgan (President of Geeks Under Grace), joins us to bring some encouragement to the gaming community. It’s no secret that certain segments of the gaming community are toxic in how gamers talk to and treat each other. So how should we respond? How can we become better? Check out some of Joe’s thoughts.

With depression at an all-time high and the state of the gaming community is so toxic and discouraging, Joe Morgan wanted to encourage everyone with a few thoughts. He starts off by sharing some scriptures that give some very practical advice, which to the Christian should be a way of life.

“Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Eph 4:29

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8

What does all this mean? Simply put, Instead of slamming your online teammates (and IRL friends/coworkers) try offering encouragement and speak life to them. With the anonymity of the internet, it’s easy to say and do things towards people that you wouldn’t do IRL.  But here’s the kicker, you don’t know who they are or what they are going through.  You never know how your words or actions will affect the person on the other side of your Discord chat. But God does them, and He loves them just as much as he loves you. Let us make an effort to make a change in the gaming community and in the world around us.

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