GUARD AGAINST UNGUARDED UTTERANCES. (5)
James 2:6 -7 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?.
Are they not the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?
Insight and Highlight
Many of us by our loose tongue had talked down the poor who could help us, to favor the rich who will ultimately oppress us.
The bible recorded an instance where the poor was summoned to save in the time of famine.
The widow of Zarephath was poor, but she sustained Elijah, under the directives of God, when the brooks dried up, ref 1 Kgs 17.
In God’s Kingdom, everyone has a place.
Many leaders have talked down their subordinates, which may turn invaluable in the future as if they were nobodies.
Be careful, you do not know where the tide may turn tomorrow.
Even the judicial system knows the danger of loose tongues when they issue "gag orders" to parties in litigation. Violators are prosecuted.
You can issue yourself a gag order asking God to restrain you from saying what you ought not to say.
Unguarded words are loose and blasphemous.
Call to Word action
Despise not the poor or the lowly with your tongue.
The Christian clarion duty
Words are spoken, either edifying or cruelly cannot be withdrawn.
Judges 11:35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the Lord, and I cannot go back.
Lord help me to build relationships by my utterances. Let me not lose those who will build me up in the future through my loose talk, today, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.