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Watch Your Tongue!

Key Verse

“For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest.” 1 Kings 13:9

Text — 1 Kings 13:7-10, 20-24


The young prophet in our Bible passage had been used of God to prophesy against the evil altar in the land as well as to pray for the restoration of the king’s withered hand. This made his story go round the cities. Unfortunately, this young prophet could not control his tongue. He told the king and everyone who cared to listen the secret he was meant to keep for his safe return home. He forgot he was still within the enemy’s territory and as such should not be careless.

The ‘great’ young prophet was later deceived into disobeying God and ended up being killed by a lion, what a tragedy! Many boys and girls today are loose with their tongues. They reveal personal and confidential information about themselves, friends and families to people they don’t know on the social media platforms.

Some even go as far as sending pictures, home address, parent’s workplace etc. to people they barely know. This should be checked. Though God’s protection is sure, we should not be careless. Don’t be a talkative!

Further Reading

James 3:1-5

Prayer for today

Lord, please set a watch over my mouth and don’t allow the enemy catch me through my words.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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