Restrain The Lips
Today's reading: Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 10:32
We've all done it--let our emotions dictate our response causing us to spew out angry words, lying words, hurtful words, curse words. When it happens, it's never good. We hurt those around us, we look foolish and harm our reputation, we damage our witness. Once words are out (spoken, text messages, social media posts) they can never be erased. Thus the wise and instructive words of Proverbs 10:19 and 32.
"When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent" (Proverbs 10:19).
"The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse" (Proverbs 10:32).
Is it your practice to think about and guard your words before you speak? What helps you do this? What's one life example where you've benefited by holding back and limiting your words? Tami
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