Watch Your Words
Proverbs 17:27-28--"He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."
In our world today there are so many voices. We have the news, social media, influencers.. There are so many words out there, but I find these verses in Proverbs very interesting. We need to watch our words!
We must realize that we do not have to use a lot of words to show wisdom or understanding. The verse clearly says, "He that hath knowledge spareth his words..."
How quickly do you use your words?
Sometimes just being quiet will help us to discern the situation and have time to seek the Lord instead of our own wisdom.
Check out these other verses about our words:
James 1:19--"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:"
Proverbs 10:8--"The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall."
Proverbs 10:19--"In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise."
Ecclesiastes 3:7--"A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;"
Ephesians 4:29--"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
1 Peter 3:15-16--"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ."