Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say


Noah was bringing the animals into the ark in pairs as he had been commanded by God. He brought in the elephants, the giraffes, the cows, and the bears. Then came the lions, the aardvarks, the monkeys and the rhinoceros. There were the dogs and the cats, and the zebras. In fact, almost all the animals were loaded into the ark when Noah finally tried to take in the donkey and his mate. He told the donkey to go in but the donkey would not go in. He tried pushing the donkey in but the donkey would not move. He tried pulling the donkey in but the donkey would not move. As he was getting exasperated he said to the donkey, “Get in you wicked devil!” Eventually after many more attempts he succeeded in enticing the donkey into the ark. However, once Noah was inside in the ark and the door was shut, he also noticed that the devil was sitting in a corner of the ark. He asked the devil how he got in there and the devil replied, “You told me to get in”.

Guess this simple tale shows us that sometimes when we are angry we can say all sorts of things that we may be sorry for afterwards. 😦

“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.” ~ Ephesians 4:29

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2 thoughts on “Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

  1. So it’s NOAH’S fault, eh?? On a more serious note, you are absolutely correct. A couple of days ago, I read the chapter in James about controlling the tongue. I always hate it when I get to that chapter. It’s too convicting.

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