June 13, 2018
Proverbs 13: 3
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
This is a favorite of mine. I live in the United States and it brings to mind the 1st Amendment in our Bill of rights. We have the right in the United States to say whatever we want whenever we want, so that it doesn’t cause harm to anyone. As said often by Jack Spirko, “you can’t run into a movie theater and yell fire”, if there isn’t one. People would get hurt.
Should you really say everything you want? I would say no. There are times to speak up and times to keep that tongue behind those ivory bars designed to keep it at bay. As seen in the media, people who have it all loose big time when they say the wrong thing. As a individual you can lose a lot by letting those words cut someone like a double edged sword. When in an argument it doesn’t hurt to stay silent for a moment before giving a response. This applies to social media as well.
So go out and start your day and keepeth your life by keeping your words to yourself. Only let loose well thought out words.
Have a great day.