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Hold your tongue
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Sunday, Nov 08, 2020

Hold your tongue

Nehemiah 2:12 And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my mind to do for Jerusalem and there was no animal with me except the animal on which I was riding.

Imagine getting favor from the king with a letter of recommendation signed by the king for Nehemiah’s safe journey and also to procure timber for the building of the walls of Jerusalem.  This was no small job, anybody else would post it all over facebook but here we read that Nehemiah did not tell anybody what God put in his heart.  Amazing! Height of maturity!

There’s so much of avenues and social networks that are available to express your thoughts today! It travels swift and fast! We got to be careful what we say and post, though! What you say speaks volumes about you! Are you listening? Do not impulsively speak! Think! The Bible says: Proverbs 17:27”He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. “ The devil loves to provoke us, so that we spill words! Caution! So much is happening around us in India, trying to choke our love for God; however, stay calm. This is the time to pray! Avoid talking or posting information about it on social networks that would stir arguments and debates. Stay away from such disputes. Remain silent and pray for Christians to stay firm and committed to Jesus in the midst of such storm.

With so much of talking, chatting and discussions going on around us in the form of talk-shows, reality shows and what not…..this topic of controlling our mouth sure needs attention, today you can become popular and you can earn a lot of bucks if you have the gift of the gab! Isaiah cried: “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.” (Isaiah 6:5) Mark the words, “I dwell in the midst of unclean lips!” How very true! 

“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24) It requires an endless supply of energy, a massive amount of patience and iron will to control our unbridled tongue in this world. Let’s do it anyways!

“Watch your words and hold your tongue; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.” Proverbs 21:23

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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