Restrain The Lips

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Today's reading: Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 10:32

We've all done it--let our emotions dictate our response causing us to spew out angry words, lying words, hurtful words, curse words. When it happens, it's never good. We hurt those around us, we look foolish and harm our reputation, we damage our witness. Once words are out (spoken, text messages, social media posts) they can never be erased. Thus the wise and instructive words of Proverbs 10:19 and 32.

"When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent" (Proverbs 10:19).

"The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse" (Proverbs 10:32).

Is it your practice to think about and guard your words before you speak? What helps you do this? What's one life example where you've benefited by holding back and limiting your words? Tami

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As we grow older,our filter leaves and sometimes we just blurt out whatever is on our mines. But I try to listen to what I am going to say before saying it.Ask God to guard my tongue. Patience,kind words. This is what I know I would want others to say to me.

God bless you,Tami!!
What timing! I should have heeded these two verses last night and many other times!!

I try to guard my words before I speak,but I sure wish that is was all of the time.

What helps me most to think before I speak is to listen and obey the Holy Spirit.

The benefits by holding back my words bring peace and joy knowing that I have obeyed the Lord.

Another great lesson, I cannot wait until tomorrow's lesson.
I sure enjoy reading the good comments of others too.

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