Day 25 – Brains

There’s a great scene in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” between Dorothy and her straw-filled friend, the Scarecrow. As they meet for the first time, the Scarecrow confesses, “I haven’t got a brain… only straw!” Dorothy thinks for a moment and asks, “How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?” He replies, “I don’t know… But some people without brains do an awful log of talking… don’t they?”

There’s a very short distance between our mind and our mouth… and all too often, if we aren’t careful, we engage the latter before using the former. Speaking without thinking is not only foolish… but unbiblical. In Ecclesiastes 5:2 it says “Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God…” Everything we share should be intentional and well-thought through… encouraging, uplifting, God-honoring, and purposeful. Once they come out of our mouths, we can’t take our words back… so let’s think about each one… and use the brain God gave us to brighten the world

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