The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.
Too often I speak without thought! Everything that comes into the mind does not need to be spoken. It reminds me of the scripture in James that says we “…should be quick to listen and slow to speak…”.
How much disservice do we do to the message of Christ when we speak without thinking? Speaking foolishness dose not draw people to the knowledge of Christ.
There is another Proverb that says “reckless words pierce like a sword”! Yes, this is so true! And I’ve been on both sides of that sword! We all know that words can cut deeper than knives.
Lord set a guard over my mouth and guide my lips. Remind me not to speak thoughtlessly. Remind me to speak words of life, healing, encouragement, grace, and peace. And all with love in mind. Amen.