Numbers 12 – “BE CAREFUL LITTLE LIPS WHAT YOU SAY”
“Be careful little lips what you say. Be Careful little lips what you say.
There’s a Father up above and He’s looking down in love.
Be careful little lips what you say.”
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The stanza above, part of the song, “Be Careful Little Eyes What You See, makes a good point. James 3 warns about the sins of the tongue, as do other passages. One of the sins of the tongue which is prevalent today is the using it to be critical of God’s servants. We must remember that each person who is saved is a child of God. Therefore, we must be careful what we say about them (1 Corinthians 4:1-5). Aaron and Miriam discovered this truth the hard way.
- ATTACKS ON GOD’S SERVANTS ARE NOT ALWAYS JUSTIFIED. Vss. 1-3
- ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY GOD TO DEFEND HIS SERVANTS. Vss. 4-10 (Romans 12:19)
- ADMISSION OF GUILT DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN A STAY OF DISCIPLINE Vss. 11-16 (Even though there was confession of sin here, God still chose to discipline. He did the same with David, who was disciplined after his confession of sin with Bathsheba.)