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

Source: Tami’s Blog