Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Daily Devotion: Who Can Control His Tongue?

Bible Reading: Job 4:1-9

Key Verse: Verse 2– “If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?"

Key Words: who can withhold himself from speaking

Eliphaz who was a “friend” of Job asked this question of Job. If we bring everyone in and commune and discuss why you are going through these trials, everyone is going to have something to say.

They are all going to have an opinion. I have often said opinions are like belly buttons—everybody’s got one.

In 1968, producer Don Hewitt asked Harry Reasoner to make a pilot for a new show called 60 Minutes. Reasoner agreed to the project but predicted it wouldn’t fly. “I said, ‘Sure,’ but I also said I didn’t think it would fly.” Twenty-three successful years later, Harry Reasoner retired to “editor emeritus” at age sixty-eight. The late reporter’s experience with 60 Minutes taught him something about opinions. When God asks us to do something, it is wise to remember, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 55:8).

We all have opinions and like our belly buttons, we need to keep them to ourselves.

What to do:
✞ Remember he who has an opinion about everything will seldom be heard by anyone.

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