Day 118 – He that Refrains His Lips is Wise

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In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.’ Proverbs 10:19

The more you talk the more likely you are to enter into errors or commit sin. Determine to refrain from talking too much. The Good News translation says ‘the more you talk, the more likely you are to sin. If you are wise, you will keep quiet.’

As you go through your day you will have cause to talk; something may aggravate you and you want to express your feelings. Be sure not to speak too much or speak in anger because in doing so you might end up in sin. Discipline yourself, make the effort to refrain from speaking too much.

The Message expresses the verse as ‘the more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words.’ Think before you speak; be careful with what you say. If you do this you will find that you are reckoned to be wise among your contemporaries. Do not allow your emotions to affect how you speak. May God give you discretion today in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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