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verse 2: “If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,”

Boy, can our mouths get us in trouble! Think back on stories in literature of people who wish for things or promise things…then realize what they’ve done!

    King Midas, wanting everything he touched to turn to gold…until he turned his daughter into gold by accident.
    The ubiquitous morality tale (as seen in several Twilight Zone episodes) of the person who said, “I’d give anything to have such-and-such”….and up pops the devil.
    The boy who cried “Wolf!”

The one I remember from the Bible is of Peter, vehemently stating he wouldn’t desert Jesus, and Jesus solemnly telling him that he, Peter, would deny Him three times before the cock crowed.

Solomon is speaking here of surety, of pledging to pay a neighbor’s debt contractually. Solomon’s advice is “get out of it as soon as you can! If you’ve got to humble yourself to do it, DO IT!” Be careful what you promise to do, for your promise is your word. And God doesn’t take words lightly. We, too, should never take God’s Word lightly….He said it, and He means it!

Something to think about.

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