Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, and Speak No Evil

I remember, awhile back, the phrase that says Hear No Evil, See No Evil, and Speak No Evil. However, I recently had more of a revelation of what the phrase really means according to my Father's word.

As a result, I have been reminded how very important it is to renew our minds in God's word. (Romans 12:2) It is more important than I think many people know or realize in their everyday lives. The reason for my conclusion is due in part to recent personal observation and experience. I also think that it is three-fold. The phrase pretty much speaks for itself, but please allow me to explain more in detail.

We need to be on guard and very protective in what we take in now days in this many ways. I can specifically think of three ways at this moment.

Take the first part of this particular phrase. Hear no evil. First, let me define the word 'evil'. According to, evil is defined as 'morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked' or 'harmful; injurious'.

Therefore, it is important to keep our ears protected from anything harmful or injurious to us. How do you know what may harm or injure you? One very important way is to renew your mind in God's word. (Romans 12:2) That way, you will find out what He says is evil, wicked, immoral, morally wrong or bad.

Many things in society are harmful to us. It is so important to guard our ears, eyes, and ultimately our mouths.

First, we need to protect our ears from hearing things that are contradictory to His word. A couple of examples would be some of the secular music as well as negative or critical people who may be around us.

The next part of the phrase is See No Evil. It is equally important to be aware and careful of what our eyes view or see in this world. When we renew our minds in His word, we are able to see more fully the part that society plays in people's lives. (Romans 12:2) Two examples of harmful material to our eyes are some of the secular magazine print advertisements as well as pornographic material found either in print or on the internet.

The last part of the phrase is Speak No Evil. It is normally a result of being careful of what our ears hear and what our eyes see in this world. Therefore, when we protect our ears from hearing negative or critical people, then we are doing well. In addition, when we guard our eyes from seeing suggestive provocative print advertisements or nasty graphic pornography, then we are also doing well. Then, nothing that is filthy or vulgar will come out of our mouths. We will only speak that which is pure, holy, and godly. God's word and His spirit together will help us to speak only what He wants us to say.

In conclusion, renewing our minds on God's word will help us in many ways. However, three of the ways are as follows...Hear No Evil, See No Evil, and Speak No Evil. With His help, we will be able to be more knowledgeable, on guard, and protective about what we take in with our ears and eyes as well as what we say with our mouths. These are ways to help us to honor Him and others as well as ourselves, because our bodies are His temples. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) Therefore, let us choose to honor Him in everything we hear, see, and speak in this world.

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