Wednesday 13th November, 2019
Theme: Be Mindful of Your Utterance
Passage: Psalm 106 :24 – 33
Words are powerful and potent and that is why it is necessary for Christians to be ever mindful of their utterances. The Psalmist reflects on the Israelites’ journey from Egypt to the Promised land. In the wilderness, they encountered the Moabites, Ammonites, Amalekites and others who opposed their passing through their land owing to their great population. They suffered hunger and thirst. Owing to the hardship they encountered they doubted the Word of God which Moses had told them. They also doubted the leadership ability of Moses. They murmured against Yahweh and His servant. Moses, being a temperamental leader, was pushed to speak with irritation and annoyance against God’s command and this caused him not to enter the Promised land.
Anytime you are provoked, refrain from speaking so that you will not utter rash words. Some parents are fond of cursing their children when they misbehave. Similarly wives speak rash words against their husbands and vice versa. At Church meetings, when disagreements happen members speak rash words against each other and against their Ministers. Some Ministers also do not caution themselves at what they utter when provoked by members.
Remember that words uttered cannot be withdrawn. Though it is common to hear “I withdraw my words,” in reality what has been uttered is already in the memory of the one who heard it. Therefore, bridle your tongue. Be eager to hear but slow to speak.
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 106:33 “They made Moses angry, and he spoke foolishly.”
HYMN: MHB 489 – WORKMAN of God ! O lose not heart
PRAYER: Give me grace Heavenly Lord, to bridle my tongue in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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