The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.Proverbs 18:7
The book of James chapter three is right on when it discusses the dangers of our tongue saying no man can tame it. Just when you might think you have got it all together in that department, whoops, you say something unnecessary that is misunderstood and you are back to square one. Maybe something you said, texted, or emailed was perceived the wrong way.It is very critical that our brains are engaged before we speak but often a person may be in such a hurry to get his or her words out that the thinking part is forgotten. Then it is too late. You have been misunderstood, hurt someone, ended a friendship, caused a fight, or have to apologize all over yourself. Words can also be gossip,cursing, lying, white lies(Still a lie), or judging others to name a few.Indeed the mouth can bring joy and happiness to many or it can drag them down. Why not start today and make it a habit to think before you speak and maybe ask yourself if what you are going to say, text, or email is even necessary in the first place.PRAYER: I am very thankful to have a mouth and have the ability to speak. I know of people who can not speak or have trouble doing so. Help me use my mouth to bless others and not to hurt them. In Jesus' name. Amen.