GUARD AGAINST UNGUARDED UTTERANCES. (6)
Prov 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
Insight and Highlight
Prov 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
The cruel words of a man can be a snare to him. His cruel words previously spoken could make him lose his moral courage to stand before the one he had previously spoken ill of.
While the wise store up knowledge and sits before kings because of their diligent disposition, the unguarded tongue will be afraid of retribution thinking his mouth would invite him further destruction.
In 1 Kgs 2: 13-18, Adonijah went to Bathsheba the mother of king Solomon requesting her to speak to Solomon to give him (Adonijah) king David's wife, Abishag.
King Solomon knew Adonijah's secret plan and he replied Bathsheba angrily, asking: 1 Kings 2: 22 And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also;..."
He further said in 1 Kgs 2:23 Then king Solomon sware by the Lord, saying, God do so to me, and more also if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life.
The words of Adonijah had become a snare to Adonijah himself and his death was imminent: 1 Kgs 2:24, 25 "...Adonijah shall be put to death this day.
" And king Solomon sent...Benaiah....and he fell upon him that he died.
A saying goes: "a silent man's words are not brought against him in a court of law"
Remember, Prov 10:14 The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool invites destruction.
Call to Word action
Psalm 39:1 To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
The Christian clarion duty
What you did not say cannot be used against you.
Lord, let not my tongue lead me to death, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.