“Do you think…” 1 Chronicles 19:3

Upon reading this morning, I am sorely convicted and wholly enlightened.

Have you ever slipped suspicion into a conversation against someone you’ve never really trusted? I thought it justified. I didn’t want someone I loved to be taken advantage of. But planting suspicion in the thoughts of another is nothing more than manipulation. It’s not love.

The princes of the Ammonites dropped their evil uncertainties about king David (whose intentions were honorable) on their newly crowned king and war broke out.

Spreading suspicion is no small thing—even when we think it for someone’s “good”.

“How great a forest is set ablaze but such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness.” (James 3: 5,6)

I’m praying this morning…Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. 

It occurs to me as I’m typing this, that my prayers are not pleas of guilt and fear but of love and desire to know God better. What a wonderful gift—the transforming power of the Holy Spirit! Another thankful day this is!

Published by JoAnn

Words are my thing. The Word is my world.

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