Three Little Monkeys (Part 3)
We've been considering the three little monkeys: "Hear No Evil," "See No Evil," and "Speak No Evil." At this time let's contemplate what we can learn from the third monkey.

This is almost impossible unless one is mute, although we do have more control over what we speak than what we sometimes see or hear. The Scriptures have much to say about our speech. Consider these words of wisdom from God's word:

We are in the world, but we are not to be of the world (cf. John 17:14-18). Don't be like the world! Let us seek that which is pure and strive to speak no evil.

Dear listeners, we can be reminded of some valuable Biblical truths from these three little monkeys. If we would do our best to avoid seeing, hearing, and speaking evil, this world would be a much better place, and our influence for good would be magnified! However, don't just sit doing nothing like these monkeys. Hearing no evil, seeing no evil, and speaking no evil is important, but it doesn't make one righteous!

James 4:17 states - "Therefore to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin." There is so much good to be done if we will simply open our eyes, ears, and mouths in service to the Lord! I Thessalonians 5:21,22 commands - "Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil." Don't just avoid what is bad; cling to what is good!

May we never forget I Corinthians 15:58 - "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."