What does it mean to have a big mouth? Can we control what we say to others?
Scripture portrays fools as those who have rejected God and/or his ways and are unable or unwilling to appreciate the wisdom of knowing and obeying him.
In this verse from Proverbs, fools are portrayed as having big mouths. There are consequences to saying foolish things. We don’t like to think about it. We will reap what we sow.
What will I do about my big mouth? Will I save my soul?
Fools are undone by their big mouths; their souls are crushed by their words. | Proverbs 18:7 (The Message Bible)
This turns something I think I know on it’s head. Jesus, my Master, teaches me that the first will be last and the last will be first.
Are we willing to be seen by others as a fool and foolish? We will be. We might as well embrace that we will be fools for Jesus.
God has a plan. It doesn’t involve my thinking I am wise. I must be willing to be seen as a fool. That is the way of Jesus!