Speak No Evil – A parable series (1 of 3)


TWO FROGS


A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.

Speak no Evil

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This parable can teach us two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be all that it takes to kill them.

“keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.” ~ Psalm 34:13

Be careful of what you say. May you always speak life to those who come into your path. The power of words… it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak unthoughtful words that will rob another person of the spirit and energy to continue in difficult times. It is a special individual who will take the time to encourage another in times of distress.

“May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.” ~ Psalm 119:172

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3 thoughts on “Speak No Evil – A parable series (1 of 3)

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