mind your words

Mind your words

Proverbs 10:19, “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.”

Words are powerful. They have the capacity to build or destroy any relationship. Sometimes people are not considerate in their choice of words and forget what impact it can have. If we are truthful with ourselves, we will agree that at different times and in different circumstances, we have said things which we wished we didn’t say.
In your marriage, how many times have you been focused on winning the argument, or proving your point to your significant other that you forget to be careful with your words? How many times have you and your spouse walked away angrily after a debate because of the tone of voice and words said?
Words once spoken can’t be taken back. This is why the bible tells us to be lead with our ears and follow up with our tongue. Basically saying to be slow to speak. Why? Well, careless words spoken have been known to destroy in a moment what took years to build.

Think on this: To build and maintain a good relationship, we must continually bridle our tongue.

Further reading: James 3:1-12, Proverbs 14:29.

Prayer focus: I am slow to speak and not consumed by the need to have the last or loudest say in the name of Jesus, amen. Lord, may my mouth not put me in trouble in Jesus name, amen.