Deal Carefully With God

Ecclesiastes 5:1–7 (NKJV)

5:1 Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

2 Do not be rash with your mouth,
And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God.
For God is in heaven, and you on earth;
Therefore let your words be few.
3 For a dream comes through much activity,
And a fool’s voice is known by his many words.

4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it;
For He has no pleasure in fools.
Pay what you have vowed—
5 Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.

6 Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God.

Solomon advises to come to church or worship with a desire to hear, not just to cover your sins.  Speak judiciously before God.  Do not presume to tell Him anything for He is God.  Dream come true through action, not talk.  So work hard if you wish to see your dreams come true.  If you make a vow to God, be sure you pay it.  Don’t make a promise that you cannot or will not keep.  Speak carefully so that your mouth does not get you in trouble.  God will not take your foolish speech lightly.  Many words for the sake of hearing them is vanity.  But fear God.  When someone talks without taking into account the results of their speech, they walk into dangerous territory with man and God.  Don’t let your tongue get you in deep trouble!

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