“The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit”
The person who wrote the above quote was pretty darn wise. That’s all I can say. I’ve been reading Proverbs lately and all of them have been about the power of words. They teach the skill of speaking life-giving words, and that there’s great wisdom in keeping quiet. Even foolish people are considered wise when they keep quiet.
I’m not one that’s naturally quiet. I talk a lot. I like to voice my opinion. It’s gotten me into trouble before. I also have a short temper, and am not the most patient person. I have been quick to become angry, quick to speak and slow to listen. It’s time to reverse that. It’s hard, but tenacity and perseverance are best friends for such a task.
How about you? Have your words gotten you into trouble before? Do you find it difficult to keep your mouth shut? Are you controlled by your temper?