TODAY’S MEDITATION – “Let your words be few” (Ecclesiastes 5:2)

Though this verse talks more about the promises we make to God, it also speaks to us about how we should relate to people around us. My brother, my sister, many pharisees thought they knew God, but failed to recognize Jesus. Therefore, everything we do on earth (good or bad) just shows how we know who the Lord is. When we are told not to make rash promises to God, this attitude should start by not making rash promises to our neighbours. Remember that Jesus said “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). Yes, my friends, we should always be careful about what we do or say and when we read the book of Proverbs, we see the Lord warns us many times not to have a conniving tongue (Proverbs 6:12-14; 8:13; 16:28; 18:8; 25:18; 26:20-28). He also asks us not to have a careless tongue (Proverbs 10:18,32; 11:9; Proverbs 12:16,18). Instead, we should always have a controlled and caring tongue, speaking truthfully while seeking to encourage others, thinking before we speak or knowing when to remain silent or give wise advice Proverbs 10:19; 11:12-13; 12:16; 10:32; 1218, etc.). My friends, our own words will bind us or others unknowingly, therefore, let’s learn to be careful about what we say about ourselves, about the others, or just learn not to speak hastily both before God and before man. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.