Time to Stop Talking?
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Proverbs 10:19 NLT
Have you ever dug a hole with your words?
I have. The hole got bigger and deeper the longer I talked. I should have just kept my mouth shut.
Words are an accelerator. When spoken in a stream of rapid interaction, words often take us to a place we did not intend. Proverbs says we end up sinning.
The counsel given is profound and of few words:
- Be sensible
- Keep your mouth shut
Encouragement: Let’s use our words to lift and encourage. Guard against run on speaking in heated moments. If you want to say a hundred things, it might be best to simply keep one’s mouth shut.
Thank You for this proverb. May I listen to You more for guidance in expressing my words in this world. In Jesus name, Amen
-Ed McDowell Executive Director,
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center