After drinking a strong cup of coffee I tend to talk too much. It’s usually with my wife, daughters, friend or a co-worker.
All of us love to talk, but it takes a special person to be patient and listen well. I guess that is why therapists are so popular. On the other hand…
Gossip, empty chatter, destructive arguing, speaking out of envy or jealousy, telling dirty jokes, rude comments, put downs, insults, belittling someone, libel and slander and anything negative said leads to a firestorm of evil.
Apostle James said to bridle the tongue because it’s a world of evil. Solomon said to be quick to listen and slow to speak.
What was the punishment after mankind sinned against God?
It was not being able to communicate with God!
How many times have we opened our mouths and said something out of anger? The consequences can be disastrous and long lasting.
Jesus said if you speak, make sure to season your speech as with salt in order to bless the person who hears you.
Salt preserves and only lasts briefly. In other words, be succinct and to the point when you speak and make sure to edify and encourage the person you’re talking with.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
Matthew 12:36-27 “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
Proverbs 13:3 “Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
Lift people up by what you say to them. Listen actively rather than speak abundantly.
Keeping it 💯