Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Think Before We Speak...

2 Kings 2:3, 5

"And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace."

"And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace."

Here Elisha was about to lose his mentor, the man he worked and labored with, one whom he loved dearly. I can imagine he must have been hurting emotionally. Elijah had taught him so much and been his companion.
Twice in the verses above, men (prophets even) spoke nonchalantly about this to Elisha. Probably not thinking about the hurt it would cause him.

We ought to work to be sensitive to the feelings of others before we speak. Oftentimes we blurt out something without thinking, sometimes even in jest, and then realize the hurt it may have caused another who is listening.

Simply because something is true does not mean it has to be spoken or told to others. A great motto to strive for in our lives is..."Think BEFORE we speak!"

Love it when my little man wants to "read with me" in the morning. We had fun! I always read a few verses very dramatically for him. He loves to "read" with Mommy using his little Bible! I always write about what I read. He wants to write too, so I got him a little notebook to write with Mommy! I want my little man to learn to LOVE reading the Bible while he is young.
It is the BEST way to start any day!


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