But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you (1 Thessalonians 4:9-11).
Today's Morsel: During World War II, there was a song made entitled, "Lose Lips, Sink Ships." In other words, talking too much and providing too much information could aid the enemy. And even today, we hear terms such as OPSEC (Operation Security), TMI (Too Much Information), and as one of my friends use to say, "You talk too much, you'll make grown folks hate you."
Paul said that we need to study to be quiet, and to do our own business, and to work with our own hands. Why do some people feel that they need to share everything that they know. I've heard it said that Satan can't read your mind, but he understands every word you say and will use them against you. So I guess if people that are having problems and circumstances would learn to be quiet and let God handle the matter, they may get through it faster. Solomon said, "What Say Ye? Life and death or in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 28:21). Remember, you don't want to aid the enemy of your soul!
Sing: Deeper, higher, everyday in Jesus, till all conflict pass, finds me conqueror, and in His own image, perfected at last.
O deeper yet, I pray, and higher every day, and wiser, blessed Lord, in Thy precious holy word.