"Do not rush into speech, let there be no hasty utterance... so let your words be few. The sensible man has much business on his hands, the fool talks and it is so much
chatter" (Eccl. 5:2-4)
We live in Information Age; the period beginning in the last quarter of the 20th century when information became easily accessible through publications and through the manipulation of information
by computers and computer networks.
Life and death today is a function of what you do or fail to do with the information at your disposal. Mass Communication and Information Technology are the trending courses in our Universities. The wisest man that ever lived cautioned that "Life and death are in the power of the tongue and those who love its use will eat its fruit" (Proverbs 18:21). That was a time when the tongue was the only known organ of speech. Today, it will be life or death depending on how you handle the Information.
How we manage information at our disposal can make us rich or poor. It can make us good or bad citizens. Whistleblowing has become a multi-billion Naira business all over the world. Estate Agents eat by the information they save. A knowledge of a source of a product can automatically change the fortune of a business altogether.
In the text above, every dream of Joseph, he shared among the family he never knew he was generating ill-feelings among his own family members. It is not every revelation, vision or dream you have received that is to be shared. Over information you provide, may harm you but may not deter God. The prophet from Judah, who spoke against the altar of Jeroboam, didn't manage the words of God to him well and he fatally paid for it. Check it against Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2 ; he received a personal revelation he could not make it a public property till he died. In his own words, the revelation was "too sacred for man to share." Some pieces of information are for personal consumption. James cautioned the elects to be quick to hear but slow to speak for life on earth and heaven. Mind what you say, how, where and to whom.
Some pieces of information is for private use and others public; know the difference.