When I was a young boy, many times, the things I would say got me in trouble, and even now, a slip of the tongue, causing me a mess. My father had a funny way of punishing me when I had a slip of the tongue moment. My daddy would make me look at my reflection in the mirror and say thank you mouth for getting me into trouble. Our Father God’s words remind His children to control their mouths many times because your words will haunt you. I love God’s word. I love history and reading quotes. For Proverbs 12:6-7, I could not think of anyone who better fits the scripture (General) George Armstrong Custer. Custer was a West Point graduate and soldier during the American Civil War. His life goal was to be in battle daily, “I would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day during my life” ― George A. Custer. Some would say either George Custer was an excellent military leader or just fearless and lucky. George Custer lived his life, looking forward to battle and being good at warfare. Custer would make himself stand out as cavalry general, for soldiers on both sides to see him. Typically, as he would charge his enemies in battle, his long flowing blonde hair was visible, plus he kept a feather in his hat and would wear a bright red scarf. Custer’s life was now full of boredom when the Civil War was over. Still, soon, American attention went to the Native Americans of the west. Some Native Americans were friendly, and some were hostile. The history between the Native Americans and the early settlers is mixed. The pilgrims on the Mayflower were Christians and general kind to Natives of the so-called new world. As more people came to the new world, different people came, and many were not friendly. As more parts of the new world were discovered, the Native Americans lost more land that they once called home. Some Natives were losing living spaces and food to the greedy settlers. When the United States government gave the Native a place to live and made a treaty to live peacefully, the government would change its mind and break its own treaty. Custer had several battles with the Native, and with his luck, was phenomenally successful. Custer was ordered to face some hostile Native Americans at a battle in Montana on June 25, 1876. General Custer was very overconfident. He thought the Native warrior would be dwindling numbers and maybe armed with bows and arrows or primitive weapons. Little did he know that many Native American Indian tribes were ready for war. They had purchased the latest in weapon technology from other Army forts. General Custer showed up for battle with only 324 men, and they all slaughtered because there were about 3500 Native warriors. The battle of Little Big Horn is nicknamed Custer’s last stand, and how it relates to Proverbs 12:6-7 is by the cocky words General Custer used against warfare with Native Americans and this is one of his quotes, “There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.” The Native American warriors’ victory over General Custer proves cocky words are just empty and meaningless. Sadly, the Native American war continued for many years. The people who once lived in significant numbers in North America are now negligible. I really do not support warfare as a Christian, but my words and mouth will get me into trouble. The best way to win in life and battle is to let your faith and words of God be your victory in all of your days and life. God bless you all, the Lord is a warrior, and He loves you so do I. His bondservant, Samuel Head.
James 1:19 You know this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Now everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; 20 for a man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.