“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians 4:29 ESV)
“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!” (Psalm 141:3 ESV)
I have been guilty of saying things that were hurtful or critical toward someone. Not a good choice on my part.
Here is some good advice: Don’t open your mouth when…
#3 When you haven’t verified the story (See Deuteronomy 17:6). It’s never a good idea to tell something if you don’t have all the facts.
# 7 When you are tempted to joke about sin (See Proverbs 14:9). Let me tell you, sin is no laughing matter. Unrepented sin can send you to hell.
#10 If the issue is none of your business (See Proverbs 14:10). Keep your nose out of other people’s business unless they ask your opinion. It’s safer that way.
#14 When your feeling critical (See James 3:9). By being critical, you can end up hurting someone’s feelings and possibly damaging a friendship.
#17 If you may have to eat your words later (See Proverbs 18:21). Words have power and once they spoken, you can’t take them back. You can damage someone with just your words. So be careful what you say.
It’s always a good idea to guard your mouth. Watch what you say, think carefully before putting it out there. Think about how Jesus might have said it. Say it with love.
Have a blessed day everyone.
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