Proverbs 21:23--I wonder. How many times has the guard over our mouth been asleep?
Speaking out of turn. Gossiping. Spouting crude or rude remarks. Idle chatter. Exaggerating the truth (also known as lying).
Verbal processors can get into a lot of trouble with too many opportunities and too many words that aren't even intentional, or what they really believe....
Quick tempered folks sometimes need any army of guards over their mouth to protect themselves from trouble.
Fortunately, GOD has given us a brain and lungs to guard over our tongue.
Lungs? Yes. Believe it or not, breathing helps. If we can take a few minutes to breathe purposefully--to give our brain enough time to catch up with our emotions--we can set a guard over our mouth. And, I suspect, we'd be less likely to get into trouble.
A good thing? Yes.
May we guard our mouth and tongue wisely, my friends.
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