Every ethical and religious cult requires the spirit and practise of watchfulness, but with a Mason it becomes a positive duty, and the neglect of it becomes a heinous crime. With reference to the mysteries of Masonry the instructions are: "You shall be cautious in your words and carriage, that the most penetrating stranger shall not be able to discover or find out what is not proper to be imitated ; and sometimes you shall divert a discourse and manage it prudently for the honour of the Worshipful Fraternity." No man who has passed through the Entered Apprentice Degree can ever forget the experience in which this warning was illustrated. ( Exodus 23:13 - Ephesians 5:15 )

Biblical References

Exodus 23:13

And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

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Ephesians 5:15

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

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