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“Keep it to Yourself”

Sometimes, we talk when we should be listening and not saying anything. Christians, especially, fall into a trap of telling everything about everybody, instead of “keeping some things in their heart.” This is one thing we need to learn from God’s Word!

Proverbs 29:11 says, “A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” (Or, until he ponders the situation.)

In 2 Kings 20:13, King Hezekiah should have read this scripture before he opened his mouth and began telling the king of Babylon about all the treasures in the house of the Lord! Immediately, when the Lord heard this, He sent the Prophet Isaiah to tell the king what would be happening, since Isaiah could not control his mouth. It is better to listen and “ponder” than to hear and begin to “tell it all.” Words are like the wind; you can never get them back.


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