Rash Speech

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Daily Reading: Amos 1:1-3:15, Revelation 2:1-17, Psalm 129:1-8, Proverbs 29:19-20

Daily Verse: “Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Prov. 29:20

Rash speech.

God knows I struggle with rash speech, speaking without thinking first. Texting my lifelong friend for prayer support, I asked her to pray about a relationship issue.

“Haha!!! You make me laugh. You’re always in trouble with someone.”

“Yeah, because I got a big mouth. If only I could learn to keep it shut.”

How many times did my mother try to tell me? “Stop and Think!”  The words came from mom’s mouth often. I can see the frustrated look on her face, her hand on her jutted hip, and a high-pitched tone indicating her irritation and sadness that I hadn’t learned my lesson.

Learning to control the tongue takes help from the Lord and a lot of intentionality. Stop and think before speaking. Don’t let your words get you into trouble. Take it from someone who knows!

Lord, forgive us for speaking rashly. Please help us control our tongues, stopping and thinking before saying something that will hurt our relationships. Give us discernment to know what to say and what not to say. IJNIP. Amen

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