Day 120 – Careful Words, Careful Life
‘He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.’ Proverbs 13:3
‘Be careful what you say and protect your life. A careless talker destroys himself.’ Proverbs 13:3 (GNT)
‘Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything.’ Proverbs 13:3 (MSG)
So, be careful of what you say, do not let your emotions run your mouth. Let your discretion and sound judgement prevail. It is really not compulsory that you say something during a conversation all the time; keep quiet if you are not sure your words will make a concrete and positive contribution. Some people have ended their life in troubles of all kinds through careless unsolicited talks. Remember this analogy, spoken words are like eggs dropped on the floor; once they have been dropped it is difficult to put back together. If the egg is dropped on the floor carelessly, it shatters and goes to waste. However, an egg carefully cracked for food is usually delicious. Your words are precious, treat them as such.
Proverbs 15:1 says: ‘a soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.’ If you are going to respond to confrontation, respond with softness, it takes a lot of effort to do, but it is worth it in order to find a peaceful solution. May God give you discretion, go in peace and return in rejoicing in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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