Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Chowder-Headed Air Pollution
Here lately I’ve noticed that there’s a whole lot of talking going on, myself included. Whether it’s on Facebook, twitter, TV or just in the daily social scene. There is a lot of mambo-jumbo, crack brained babble floating around…
For me, there are times I feel that I have something to say… (at the time they seem like good things) and for some reason, in those situations I just can’t restrain myself. My discernment seems to be lacking and I’m like a horse with side blindfolds on, and so I gallop forward at full speed. I even find myself at times being rude cutting in when someone else is speaking. Howbeit, other people seem to talk a lot also and it can be hard to put your two cents worth in when they don’t even pause to breathe. And so I really do try to wait… but no… my pride wins out… and I burst in speaking louder than the other person just to be heard. Looking back I ponder… whether our words are untimely, undiscerning or just about insignificant things; I wonder on any given day; how much chowderheaded air pollution is filling up the worlds atmosphere. I had a friend who ask …
James 1:26 says: If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
People who go on and on and on and on… and on and on… many times do so to promote themselves and show off how smart they think they are… or else they are making defenses for themselves to keep them from being found out.
So my friend when you find yourself with many words consider it a red flag. Double check whether your words are glorifying God or your self and your own ego’s personal opinions. Be careful because sin is always wanting to get a word in edgewise.