Limited and Sensible
Today's reading: Proverbs 10:19 & 32
I felt compelled to spend one more day in Proverbs looking at verses that address our words. As I opened my Bible this morning, God directed my eyes to Proverbs 10:19 and 32, two verses that deliver the important message that limiting our words and also being mindful of those words before we speak, is a must.
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 (verbally, text messages, social media posts) they can never be erased. Thus the wise and instructive words of Proverbs 10:19 and 32.
Is it your practice to think about and guard your words before you speak? What helps you do this? What's one example from your life where you've benefited by holding back and limiting your words? Tami
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