MEMORISE: A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. Proverbs 29:11

BIBLE TEXT: Joshua 2:1-11
[1]And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
[2]And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.
[3]And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.
[4]And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:
[5]And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
[6]But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.
[7]And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
[8]And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;
[9]And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
[10]For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
[11]And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

In today's Bible passage, Joshua sent some spies to Jericho, and they came in contact with Rahab, who sold her village out to the spies. Also, in 2 Kings 6:13-14, the king of Syria sent some spies to obtain information on his enemy - Elisha, and they brought back reports. Thus, the success of spies depends on the information they are privy to.

It's unfortunate that some children who have glorious destinies have destroyed them by divulging sensitive and important information about themselves to the wrong persons. I understand that as teenagers, sometimes, you might want to boast about your future, parents, possessions, and gifts, but you should understand that the Bible says in Proverbs 18:7, *"A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul"*.

Don't be too quick to tell or post things about yourself online, Ask yourself, "Of what importance is this personal information to the public?" The Bible also says: *"Whoso keepeth his mouth and tongue keepeth his soul from troubles"* (Proverbs 21:23). If you want to escape from some troubles, learn to control your mouth, heart and fingers.

Father, please let my mouth and hands always work for me and not against me in Jesus' name.

1. Take my life and let it
Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moment and my days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee 

3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my king;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my sliver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own; 
It shall be Thy royal throne, 

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour 
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee 

Colossians 1-4

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