“He who guards his…tongue keeps himself from calamity.” Pr 21:23 NIV

If you don’t want people to remember something, don’t talk about it. If you don’t want to hear about it later, don’t sow the seeds of it into their minds. Arguments would cease and stress decrease if only we had the wisdom to know when to be quiet. In order to know what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to, try to be guided by these Scriptures: (1) “The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts” (Pr 18:8). (2) “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life” (Pr 15:4). (3) “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.” Be careful about confessing your mistakes to others. You may be sincere, but when you’re hurting, vulnerable and in need of support, you can raise issues that live longer than the explanations you give. You can’t stop people from shooting at you, but you don’t have to give them ammunition. Certainly there are times when public disclosure is right and wise. Jesus said when someone sins against you, you should do these three things: First go to them privately. If that doesn’t work, take two or three mature people with you. If that doesn’t work, bring it to the church leadership (See Mt 18:15-17). If you have sinned, ask God to forgive you and He will. Then focus on the future and put everything else into God’s hands. If He can deliver you, He can also defend you. If He doesn’t choose to do either, He will use it to develop you.

Love ya!



About What Would Jenn Say?!

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Posted on August 6, 2011, in Devotional, Word For You Today and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s so true! There are some out there that don’t know that when you’ve said something you’ve said it and you can’t take those words back. I mean to say that sometimes their remarks can be hurtful or just make them look really bad. I actually know people that do this all the time. Always think before you speak. If a person thinks that they will regret what they are about to say then they shouldn’t say it at all. I also had friends that talked behind each others backs and tell each others secrets to me. Of course, I would never tell those secrets to anyone, but it makes me wonder, if I had told tell them my secrets would they have told some other person?

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