Which one is it?
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger. James 1:19
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:37
Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter. Ecclesiastes 10:20
Try taming your tongue. (James 3:8-10)
Here are several good reasons:
- A gentle tongue is a tree of life. Proverbs 15:4
- The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life. Proverbs 10:11
- The lips of the wise spread knowledge. Proverbs 15:7
Others will thank you for it.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Proverbs 25:11
How do you manage your mouth, your speech, your thoughts, which precede your words?
Awareness and attention support and aid us.
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Psalm 141:3
Is it better to be kind and quiet?
Or to speak up with humility?
How do you achieve success with your mouth?