GENESIS 27 IN FOCUS
5Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Isaac.
THINK ABOUT IT
Who do you speak to?
Who listens to your voice?
Are you aware of the ‘anybody‘ you speak to?
Has your secrets been revealed by somebody you trusted before?
Do you know the power of words?
What is on your mind?
How often do you speak your secrets?
You don’t speak to anybody; you speak to somebody but when you speak to somebody, remember anybody. Secret as said is known to only one head. But sometimes you may need somebody to speak to. Confidential information leaked to anybody just because somebody was listening. Isaac thought he was speaking to his beloved son Esau alone but, somebody was listening.
The old truism says ‘a building has ears ‘. You may just be soliloquizing but remember, somebody may be listening.
So many people have ended up their great ambitions in ditch because they could not keep it well. So many people have ended up their lives in prison because they failed to know the value of what they spoke. So many marriages have broken down today because of what somebody heard.
When people hear what you say, you do not have a problem, but, when what you say contradicts with their desire, then, beware you have a problem. When people hear what you say, you do not have a problem, but, when they need what say for a purpose, then you are not safe. If what you say invoke the envy in people, beware, you are not safe. Beware; you may never know who is listening
So far as we may never know who is listening beyond who is listening, we know that God is always listening to us. Be careful therefore how you speak and what you speak knowing that you are not just speaking to man, but to God.
Colossians 3: 23-24 says Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Remember James 3
5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
PONDER: anybody is somebody, know your secret; keep your secret
REMEMBER: Read your Bible always and serve God in truth and in spirit