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Controlling Our Tongues

Updated on December 7, 2014

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23

I find this very hard sometimes, actually most times, at least with my husband. If something is bothering me or if I have this underlying fear I feel like I have to immediately vocalize it. I have no problem with communication. The reason why this isn’t always good is because usually I will feel different later or even silly for assuming something. It is good to communicate but not blurt everything out the moment we feel something, we need to exercise self-control. We could avoid many arguments just by being silent.

Blurting out things can be hurtful and cause responses that are hurtful. You remember hearing the saying, “if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say it all”. Well, I think this is to the other extreme and we need to vocalize things that are sometimes not nice. We just have to have better timing and more tact.

Suggested bible reading:

James 1

Proverbs 21:23-31

Dear God, please forgive us for the things we say without thinking about the effects thereof. Please help us have self-control we know it is one of the fruits of the spirit. Thank you for your precious word and spirit. In Jesus’ name we pray these things Amen.


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