That’s Pretty Big Talk

They say even a broken clock is right twice a day. And every once and a while an unreliable source can get it right.

In this case it is Ahab king of Israel. He was an evil man. The only thing worse than him was his wife. Now she was a piece of work.

Having said that, when the king of Syria threatened Ahab, this was Ahab’s response:

“And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.”

1 Kings 20:11

What he means is, there is a time for big talk, but it is not when you putting your amour on to fight. Big talk should come after the battle is won.

That’s pretty good advice as we head into 2022. We tend to start the year out with a lot of big talk, big goals, big promises, etc. But in this case I think Ahab is right. It might be better to stay quiet when putting our armour on and save the big talk for when we are taking it off.

Have a happy 2022 everyone.

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