Marco Rubio has been consistently posting verses on his personal Twitter account for a long time now. Though he chooses verses from a plethora of different books of the Bible, Rubio occasionally comes under fire for his selection.
On Wednesday, the Republican Senator decided to post a verse out of Proverbs 29:8 that reads, “Scoffers enflame the city, but the wise calm the fury.”
Unforunately for Rubio, far from repelling those who mock, his issuing of Biblical wisdom instead invited the scoffers in, en masse.
“We scoff at you, senator,” jabbed one commenter. “Come talk to your constituents. Hold a town hall. We’ll tell you how to calm the fury.”
Despite today winning an award for having the best constituent services staff in the United States Senate, another user insisted that Rubio is inadequate at his job. “It’s nice that you read the Bible, but you would be a better Christian if you did your job,” they wrote, while another struck back with their own verse, appearing to accuse Rubio of being two-faced: “Hypocrites pray in public to appear Godly but don’t care about the Lord. -Matthew 6:5,” they wrote.
Unbelievers will always scoff at the Bible, so Rubio’s unashamed sharing of the scriptures should be appreciated. The word of God will always impact hearts when it is sent out into the world, even if it invites scorn and scoffing.