I am the kind of person who sometimes talks too much, or says something before I think. The problem is, you just can’t take it back once it’s said. My wife is often after me to be quiet, and I am often reminded of the verse, “Study to be quiet, and to do your own business” (1 Thessalonians 4:11). I guess that’s why the following quote caught my eye: “I never was sorry of something I didn’t say.” It reminded me of what Solomon said about the matter. “Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him” (Proverbs 29:20).
This week we are all going to face frustrating situations. Let’s learn to control our tongues and think before we speak. Sometimes we need to swallow our words before we spit them out. David gave us a good motto to live by when he prayed, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord” (Psalm 19:14).
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