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

We only have to go to the Book of James, Chapter 3:2-12, to read a wonderful & insightful discourse on the tongue. Now the tongue may be one of the smallest parts of the human body, but it’s capable of creating some of the biggest disasters in our lives… and with it, the potentially serious consequences of mis-speaking. Or as Psalm 59:7 says, ” They spew out swords from their mouth.” So what’s the remedy? Proverbs 10:32 tells us, “The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.” There is much to be said about being quick to listen & slow to speak, (James 1:19) and intentional listening shows wisdom & insightfulness rather than rash folly. For a wise person will hold their tongue, while a fool will claim to know it all.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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