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Let Your Words Be Few

We must let our words on earth, about every subject, be very, very few! Let us carefully examine the biblical view of how to properly evaluate situations. II Corinthians 3:5, according to the Kenneth Wuest translation, reads “And not that we are sufficient in ourselves to evaluate anything…” This principle applies to all of us, for we all fall under the category of being insufficient because we are sinners. We are guilty before God, but if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart (2). Our guilt is not the issue that keeps us from evaluating situations properly. The real issue is our lack of sufficiency.

The Word of God clearly magnifies this truth; within man there is no criteria to correctly evaluate any subject. In his natural state man thinks subjectively, rather than objectively. Too many people speak from their own limited resources, using idle words that do not originate from the mind of Jesus Christ. Instead of allowing their words on earth to be few, many people freely give opinions without thinking “with God” concerning the details of life. Whenever a person speaks from his human resources, it is not correct scripturally because it is not a divine provision. Therefore, he is speaking idle words. Idle words include all words that originate from our frame of reference in Adam. “Therefore let thy words be few” (Ecclesiastes 5:2b).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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