TOPIC: I Am An Eagle And Not A Parrot!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 17:22-28
22 A merry heart [a]does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.
23 A wicked man accepts a bribe [b]behind the back
To pervert the ways of justice.
24 Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding,
But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father,
And bitterness to her who bore him.
26 Also, to punish the righteous is not good,
Nor to strike princes for their uprightness.
27 He who has knowledge spares his words,
And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
ODM Devotional 26 August 2021 Message
Eccl. 5:2 says: “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.”
Note: BE NOT RASH WITH THY MOUTH! Proverbs 10: 19 says: “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” REFRAIN (CLOSE and WITHHOLD) YOUR LIPS!
Let your life be like a chapter of a book and not the whole story! BE FEW IN YOUR WORDS! Much wisdom often goes with a few words! Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 398 species in 92 genera comprising the order Psittaciformes, found mostly in tropical and subtropical regions. These birds are intelligent, charismatic, colorful, and musical. HOWEVER, THEY CANNOT KEEP SECRETS! They can imitate human speech.
The male African gray parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is the most accomplished user of human speech in the animal world! That is why it is not wise to discuss a business deal or intimate secrets in the presence of a parrot! Avoid friends who are “PARROTS.”
Shakespeare said: “MEN OF FEW WORDS ARE THE BEST MEN.” Determine that in the remaining days of 2021, you will be a voice and not an ECHO like a parrot! Yes! PARROTS ARE ECHOES! They talk, talk, talk and sing out whatever they hear! The power of speech is the ability to express a lot in a few words! That is the character of the EAGLE!
That is why a PROVERB has three characteristics – FEW WORDS, GOOD SENSE and a FINE IMAGE! Be like the Eagle! They fly very high but FLY ALONE! Let the LORD take you from the crowd! TALK LESS! TALK LESS! TALK LESS!!
Close with this: “He that hath knowledge spareth his words…” (Prov. 17: 27). Don’t be an ECHO! KEEP YOUR SECRETS! SPARE YOUR WORDS and FLY HIGH!
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ODM Devotional 26 August 2021 Prayer Points:
1. Take Song 3: What a friend we have…
2. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
3. I repent from living like a PARROT in the past! Lord, RESTORE ALL THAT I LOST in the past via my words! From this day, I SHALL SPARE MY WORDS!
4. Lord, I am like an EAGLE; the king of birds. I am not like a PARROT; a revealer of secrets! I am a secret keeper! I am POWERFUL and my words carry AUTHORITY!
5. Raise Your Two Hands Now And Declare Great Things About Your Life, Family And Ministry!
6. Pray about today as led now. Cancel any weeping!
ODM Devotional 26 August 2021 Message. Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe (author of ODM) is a dynamic man of God with strong prophetic, healing, preaching and teaching ministries. Since he met the Lord and got born again on February 3rd 1976, as a student at the prestigious government college Ughelli, Delta State of Nigeria, he has been preaching the word in Creeks, Villages and Cities with signs following.