• Scripture: Phil. 4:8
  • Broadcast Date: 10/03/2016

The other day I read about an incident that made me laugh. It was about a little man called to the witness stand to testify. The stern judge looked the witness in the eye and said, “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God?” “Yes sir, replied the timid little witness. And under those conditions, I won’t have much to say.” The witness was telling the judge in so many words that he would be watching every word he uttered. I thought as I chuckled over the incident, it might be wise for all of us to watch every word we uttered. St. Paul, like the stern old judge, admonishes the Christians at Philippi, “Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8). Like the timid little witness, it might just be a good idea for all of us to measure our words and maybe not have all that much to say.