Morning Musings: Ecclesiastes 5:1-2

“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.  To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.  Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth.  Therefore let your words be few.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

Recognizing their absence of faithful works, many people think that faithful words will suffice.  And for a while this seems to be the case.  People hear our words and ascribe us honor because of them.  We boast of great things we would do for God.  This eventually becomes boasting of great things we are doing for God and boasts of great acts of faithfulness.  We promise the moon…but wind up delivering only a reflection.  In the end, we have only handfuls of empty promises that leave God disappointed with us and people disillusioned by us.  It is better to let our actions do the talking.

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