but not so easy if you say the wrong thing."
This proverb holds a simple, but true concept. We cannot reverse what we say. Proverbs 10:19 says, "Don't talk too much, for it fosters sin. Be sensible and turn off the flow!" Let's pray that the simple words from this Dong proverb would really sink in and give them a clearer path of the way of truth.
Father, we know that just telling the truth and avoiding lies is not enough to to give us access to a holy and righteous God, but we ask that you would have mercy on these Dong people who have so few avenues through which they can hear truth from you. Please use proverbs like this from within their own culture to show them the way of truth. Help them to see that nobody is without sin and use this realization to put a yearning in their heart to find a way by which their sin and untruthfulness can be cleaned.