“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 13:9Text — 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!
Prayer for today
Lord, please set a watch over my mouth and don’t allow the enemy catch me through my words.