Ecclesiastes 5:2: “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.”

January 5th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional

These words might sound familiar to our ears since they are part of a worship song often sung today, Let My Words Be Few: “You are God in heaven / And here am I on earth, / So I’ll let my words be few— / Jesus, I am so in love with You.” Our words should be few because God Almighty is so much bigger than us and understands so infinitely  more than us. He is sitting on His throne, overseeing the whole cosmos, while we are like little ants down here on earth. It is foolish to argue with Him or make rash promises that we often fail to keep. How much better to simply worship Him for who He is and tell Him how grateful we are for His gift of eternal life.

Jesus said something similar before teaching His disciples how to pray:

But when you pray do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. (Matt. 6:7)

We serve the God of the universe, we are His children, and He knows our needs before we even make a request. He listens to every word we say and knows every thought we have before that thought even becomes words—and yet still loves us—amazing! Solomon tells us to trust, believe, and have faith in God. Sometimes simply remaining silent and waiting before Him yields surprising results.

“LORD, we want to keep our words few today, recognizing that You are God and that we can trust You.”