He Who Keeps His Mouth Keeps His Life – Reflection on Proverbs 13:3

Proverbs 13:3, He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Today’s Gospel

He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction. - Proverbs 13:3


We have been corrupted by Satan right up until today and are full of corrupt satanic dispositions. Especially arrogant, they have a big mouth and arbitrarily judge others. Just when Jesus was preaching, the chief priests, scribes and Pharisees judged, even blasphemed the Lord because the words and work of Jesus were incompatible with the conceptions of them. What they had done finally provoked the disposition of God and were punished. They suffered from the agony of losing their own country. God’s words say, “You must know that you are arrogant and haughty by nature, and unwilling to submit to the fact. Therefore, I shall tell you little by little after you have reflected upon yourselves. I exhort you to better understand the content of the administrative decrees and know the disposition of God. Otherwise, you will find it difficult to keep your lips sealed and your tongues from wagging too freely with high-sounding talk. Unknowingly you may offend the disposition of God and fall into the darkness, losing the presence of the Holy Spirit and the light. For you are unprincipled in your actions. If you do or say that which you should not, then you shall receive a fitting retribution.” His words urge us to seek the principles when do anything. Don’t talk nonsense which you should not. Guard our own tongue and seek more, we will not commit sins.

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