I’ve been reading through Ecclesiastes lately which has been really good. Besides the reminder that the ability to find joy in everyday life is a gift from God, this passage has really stuck out to me:
“Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few” (Ecc. 5:2).
The passage wraps up in verse 7 by encouraging the reader to “fear God” or as other translations put it, to “stand in awe” of Him.
If I’m not careful, I can come to God at a hundred miles an hour with all my earthly lists.
This passage has reminded me to slow down and not approach my Holy God so hastily. First of all, He already knows what I need. Secondly, He is in heaven while I’m here on earth. His ways are higher than mine. His thoughts are not my thoughts.
I need to approach Him in humility and awe and let my words be few.
So how about you? How are you approaching God lately?