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Birdie, Birdie in the Air

Today’s Verse:

Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. ~Ecclesiastes 10:20

Have you ever heard the idiom “the walls have ears”? This means people can hear what you say. When you think something is held in secret or won’t be disclosed, the likelihood is that it is not. Our devotion this morning is a warning to us against saying something out loud that we will soon after be sorry that we did not keep silent.

We see the resentment.

All criticism, cursing, and condemnatory speech has its origin in a spirit of resentment. In our text, there is a displeasure against a king and a rich person. It is a deeply-rooted resentment against the consumption, conceitedness, and condescending lifestyle and spirit of this class of people. Resentment is the feeling we have when we are bitter towards people of influence, power, wealth, and decision making over us. We must always be conscious of the root of bitterness and how it spr