Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his lips guards his life
James says in chapter 3:2, If anyone controls their tongue, it proves they have perfect control over themselves in every other way. If this is the standard by which we are measured, how well are you doing? It’s so hard to keep quiet, especially when you have strong opinions, or when constantly provoked.
Listen, they called Jesus everything in the book and He said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right – 1 Peter 2:23. As I read these words, my heart cries. Lord help me! Sometimes I fall short of that standard. Maybe that should be our prayer today. Lord help me control what I say today.
~ Pastor Turner