The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14: 14 ESV
The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.
Why can’t we remember that simple truth? Why don’t we remember what happens when we open mouth – insert foot? How often and how tempting it is to speak back when spoken to and, in the heat of the moment, words go out that never can be reigned in.
Tired. Overworked. Overwhelmed. A very bad combination.
The worst things seem to come from mouths attached to bodies that are not equipped to speak with restraint or wisdom. Well-rested people seem to have a better grasp on their tongues – right? When we are drained, the mouth becomes unrestrained.
The words are spoken, and the hurt on the hearer’s face reflects the consequences of the stab in the heart – the stab in the back – the stab that comes from words of truth, unrestrained and uncontrolled.
The consequences of not letting God fight the fight.
Have you been stabbed lately? Have you stabbed lately?
The available response that comes from the consequences of not listening to God’s wisdom in keeping the mouth SHUT is… forgiveness.
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:24 ESV)
But the better “advice” is to not say it at all – and let God handle the battle. After all, even a rabbit knows…
Be silent. God will fight for you.