Proverbs 21:21-24 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
Can you keep a secret? You promise not to tell a soul? Not one person, I mean it. Can you? WELL, SO CAN I!!!
People who are out blabbing tales on one another, then asking you to keep them as secrets, are often people you learn not to trust later with your delicate information. Think about it, if someone shares with you the latest news that was to be kept in confidence, and then asks you not to tell anyone, you have to wonder how many other people they have also told and asked them not to tell anyone else as well. Sometimes I think these people ask others not to tell anyone, so they know they have fresh gossip to tell everyone who has not heard yet.
Now what if something extremely sensitive to you comes up and you are looking for someone to share it with whom you know will pray for you and not tell the world. Is the person who is always asking you to keep secrets about others going to be your first choice of people to confide in? Probably not.
Additionally, for the ones sharing all those bits of wisdom that were asked to be kept silent, they may also miss some of God’s best blessings. Imagine for a moment that God intended to allow that person, and only that person to pray for a certain situation for a friend. Then God shows His hand at work in this area which was prayed for. They would know God has answered their prayers. In addition, the friend as well knows God answers their friend’s prayers. A real close intimate relationship could have been built with a friend and with God through these private answered prayers. However, they missed God’s blessing because they just had to share the latest news.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Oh, Dear Lord, Help me today to guard my mouth and tongue, and to keep my soul from troubles. Allow me Lord, to be a real friend to others, and a real witness for you. Amen.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Ezekiel 25 – 28 / Proverbs 21:21-24
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Psa. 130-137 / 1 Co. 8
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