He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thoughts to his steps.
It is just as James wrote: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry (1:19). Speaking quickly or with many words will bring a person to ruin. “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise” (Prov. 10:19). How much better it is to be prudent and give thought to your steps; to guard your lips an din that to guard your life!
I have the tendency to talk. Whether it’s because I see things clearly (I like to think) or believe things deeply, I am often compelled to speak up. The Scripture is clear! I need to guard my lips and be thoughtful about my steps. When I do this I am better off – I am guarding my very life.
Thank You, Father, for the many godly advisors You have surrounded me with. Grant me the wisdom to seek them even more than I have. Help me remember to guard my lips and be thoughtful of my steps. I am so prone to rush into things, but I see how that can cause more problems. I worship You for Your mighty power and thank You for the ways You have protected me. You are good!