Key Verse: Verse 2 – “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few."
Key Words: Be not rash with thy mouth
You find a caution in verses 1-8 in regard to making rash promises.
Notice the cautions Solomon gives about our talk.
- Verse 2: Be not rash with thy mouth.
- Verse 2: Let thy words be few.
- Verse 3: A foolish voice is known by a multitude of words.
- Verse 4: Pay that which thou hast vowed.
- Verse 6: Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin.
- Verse 7: With many words there are also divers vanities.
As the wealthy oil tycoon lay on his deathbed, his pastor talked of God's healing power. "Pastor," he gasped, "if God heals me, I'll give the church a million dollars." Miraculously, the man revived and within a few short weeks was out of the hospital. One day, several months later, he and the pastor chatted on the sidewalk in front of a hardware store. "You know," the pastor said, "when you were in the hospital dying, you promised to give the church a million dollars if you got well. We haven't got it yet." "Did I say that?" the tycoon asked. "I guess that goes to show how sick I really was!"
Dear Lord, today and everyday help me to let my words be few.
What to do:
✞ Remember, what you say today, you will be trapped with tomorrow.
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