Securing the Tongue

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Today's reading: Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 13:3

"There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" (Proverbs 12:18).

"Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin" (Proverbs 13:3).

One of the hardest things to do is to hold back our words when we're emotionally attached to or involved with a situation. But responsive words said in haste are rarely our best. And more often than not, these impulsively spoken words end up causing us and others harm and unnecessary strife.

What's one thing you do that helps you hold back from responding impulsively with your words? How have you experienced Proverbs 12:18, either as the person speaking or being on the receiving end of rash words? How would you explain the wise message of Proverbs 13:3 to someone? Tami

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May my tongue be used to bring healing words to others Prov. 12:18b
"But responsive words said in haste are rarely our best." Tami, a wise thought!

What's one thing you do that helps you hold back from responding impulsively with your words?
Silently pray while listening.
How have you experienced Proverbs 12:18, either as the person speaking or being on the receiving end of rash words?
I have spoken rash words and have felt bad about doing it.

How would you explain the wise message of Proverbs 13:3 to someone?
It is far better to guard your words than to suffer the consequences for life.

I wish more Christians could be an example to others that judgments should not be made especially when they are not based on facts. I am a Christian that was judged wrongly by people that had no understanding of what was going on with me. It sure did not feel good!!

I was though persistent and kept with my faith in my Lord and Savior.

Doing much better now with everything. Just wish it could have been different!!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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