Num 12:1 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.
Num 12:2 And they said, "Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?" And the LORD heard it.
The children’s song, “Be careful little lips what you say”, should be an often sung hymn for adults as well.
We often throw out complaints and careless words about leaders and family members without much thought. We say, “Now, this is between you and me, but I’m having a problem with _____________!" But… here is the real problem… "God heard it"!
Don’t we realize that the Holy One is in our midst… and has ears to hear every conversation? Even the secret ones! And every careless word is recorded? Jesus said it….
"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (Matthew 12:36-37)
I don’ t know who in heaven has been assigned to record all my complaining, grumbling and gossipy words, but I think I’m going to give him a vacation! … or, at least very little to write!
As it is written, "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable…” Psalm 19:14
"Be careful little lips what you say"