Ever had one of those days when everything is your fault? No one wants to hear what happened but they all want to judge the result? Isn’t it fun? Ever want to tell them all what for?
But then you read your Bible verses for the day and they say something like this.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, as a sheep before his shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)
How did Jesus ever do it? Keep his mouth shut, I mean.
Well, He is God, and God can do anything He wants.
Unfortunately, you and I are not God. However, if we have asked Jesus into our lives, we do have the Holy Spirit living in us. That means we have the power to do what God tells us to do.
James 1:26 says that if we consider ourselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on our tongue, we deceive ourselves and our religion is worthless.
Drat! Just when I’d decided to defend myself too!
Here is the truth of the matter. God is our defender. He is strong and He will take up the case against us. (Proverbs 23:11)
Note my huge sigh of relief here!
Now if I can just find that roll of masking tape…….
Brenda J. Wood