Proverbs 30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

It is a foolish thing to exalt yourself-to lift yourself up-to promote yourself. Getting evil thoughts, devising plans that aren’t right should cause us to stop and reflect.

Put your hand on your mouth. Get in a pensive mood. Think about it before you do it. Fools rush in!

Maybe at work you want that raise and you are trying to promote yourself. Maybe you want to do something to make others look bad so you look good. Stop. Think before you act.

Maybe in the ministry you want to look good, you want the approval of your brethren so you say things that will harm the name of another to make you look good or you shamelessly promote yourself and your ministry. Put your hand on your mouth. Think before you do something like that.

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