“Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”
Today’s Proverb carries a similar sentiment along with many other proverbs throughout the 31 chapters. Basically, we need to watch what we say to others. We cannot take back hurtful things that we let loose from our lips. In the past they were lucky enough that the common folk didn’t write to many things. They didn’t have social media accounts or the internet. If they said something, then it had to spread by mouth. They had the old saying to defend them, “Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see. These days people don’t speak with their mouths as much, but wow do they write a lot and post on social media platforms for the whole world to see, along with a picture and their name right next to it. We should be careful when doing this. You will have to live with it for the rest of your life. Yes, you can delete the post, but has someone screen shot it in a quick instant when they saw it? Then it is there for the rest of eternity. After that the only way it would go away is if we hit an extreme TEOTWAWKI and every modern thing ceases to exist. How likely is that to happen? Not to likely.
Start today doing what is right with your words. Use them to encourage your fellow kind.
Side note: Concerning yesterday. My son has had some weakness in his right arm for some time now. We asked his pediatrician two years ago about it and he didn’t think too much about it. At the beginning of this year we asked some friends that are doctors and they said it should be checked out. We scheduled an appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist back and July and his appointment was, two weeks ago and they scheduled an MRI. The MRI was Wednesday, and they found a mass growing on his spinal cord in his neck. They did another MRI yesterday. This has been determined to be the cause of his weakness. The mass is slow growing and has most likely been there since birth. The reason they think this is, that he still functions like normal. If the mass was a recent development, he would have a lot more problems. His body has had time to compensate for the pressure it is producing. They don’t know what it is exactly. They must do surgery to find out what it is. They will do the surgery next week. This hit my wife and I like a ton of bricks. We ask that you continue to pray and keep your thoughts on my son. Pray for the surgeons and the team who will perform the surgery.