“Don’t be rash with your mouth and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven and you on earth; therefore let your words be few.” ~Ecc. 5:2
In the verse above, it shows us that we have to guard our tongue and mouth. Paul likens our tongue to a small flame that can kindle a mighty fire. Instead of having to give excuses we should watch what we say first.
“Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was in error.” ~Ecc. 5:6
We cannot trust excuses to save what we have said. We must watch our tongue (I know this from experience). This week I am going to watch what I say.
“That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth.” ~Prov. 22:21
God’s word helps us in three areas that I will list below. The first is that the Bible equips us for evangelism. It helps us get ready to further God’s kingdom. Second, It helps us use the spiritual gifts that God has given us. Paul says that knowing God’s Word makes us ready to use our gifts. Third, it equips us with the knowledge to fight Satan. God’s word is a sharp two-edged sword that allows us to defeat the wickedness of Satan.
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.” ~Eph. 1:17