“Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear My voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto My speech”  (Isaiah32:9)

 Three women were careless in their behavior and lost their precious blessings.

1. CARELESS  TALK  –   EVE

2. CARELESS  WALK –   VASHTI

3. CARELESS  LOOK  –   LOT’S WIFE

1. CARELESS TALK – EVE:  “And the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die” (Genesis3:2, 3). Here Eve had a conversation with the serpent which was subtle than any beast. In fact, she did not receive any instruction from God. But she added to God’s counsel told by Adam. She began to lie saying, God commanded us not even to touch it. The subtle plan of the serpent made her to fall into sin, through her careless talk. She succumbed to the enticing words of Satan. Thereby she lost the presence of God. Her sinful talk led her away from her blessing, the Garden of Eden. Both Adam and Eve were driven out of the garden because of the unwise talk of Eve. Take caution of the words that you speak, for you need to give an account of every idle word that you speak.

2. CARELESS WALK – VASHTI : “It was commanded to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to show the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.  But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him” (Esther1:11,12). In verse 12, we can see the careless behavior of Queen Vashti. She disobeyed the King’s commandment. Her pride made her to walk in her own selfish ways. She chose to please herself and she was unwilling to submit herself to the King’s authority. She rebelled against the King’s wishes through her unwise walk of life. Her careless walk of life, made her to lose the Kingdom. She was dethroned. Her careless walk caused her to lose the royal position as a Queen.  Let us be careful not to lose our God – given position through our careless behavior. Let us be sagacious women in this year 2016.

3.CARELESS LOOK- LOT’S WIFE :  “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” (Genesis 19:26). God had planned to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness. Abraham’s intercession on behalf of Lot caused God to show mercy to his family. There came two angels to deliver Lot’s family. While he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, his wife and the two daughters. The Lord being merciful set them without the city. God overthrew the cities. But Lot’s wife carelessly looked back and became a pillar of salt. Her look was a disobedient and an adamant look which ended up in her death. So, be warned never to look back. Our backward look symbolizes our backsliding resulting in spiritual death. Let us always look forward and reach the goal.

                                                                                                         BE CAREFUL IN YOUR TALK!

  BE TACTFUL IN YOUR WALK!

       BE WATCHFUL IN YOUR LOOK!