Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
Psalm 141:3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
The words we speak with our mouth are very important. We need be careful in our conversations. Words are powerful and make or mar our lives.
Many speak carelessly and without cautions. Many are cautious but when anger sets in they say all manners of things that cannot be retrieved.
It is believed that words are like eggs, when they are dropped, they cannot be reversed or retrieved. They also compare words to the saliva in the mouth, once spit our, it cannot be recovered. Therefore it becomes very necessary to learn to govern the words we speak out of our mouth.
At two extremes, word can be used without proper control and scriptures warns us about these. First is at times of intense pleasure and the other is at times of great displeasure. Anger, fight, misunderstanding falls into displeasure. At this time, we must be very careful not to say things we would regret later in life.
Job said many things that he ought not to say at the time he was passing through his test. When people go through hard times, they seem to use there tongues carelessly. When people go through high pleasurable moments, the tongue also wag indiscriminately. As believers therefore, it becomes a double responsibility for us to always put our mouth to check.
Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Can I also say here that he that has no control over his tongue is like a city without walls. Such person is defenceless, and open to every &any attack. We need to keep our mouth in proper control all the time.
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;…. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.” Therefore, “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
Matthew 12:34, Colossians 3:16-17, James 3:2, Colossians 4:6.
Keep your mouth from speaking guile today. Don’t be in a rush to bear your mind. Be slow to wrath. Be slow to anger. Be careful not say too much when you joke. It doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy playing but be careful not to speak wrongly. Let the Holy Spirit be a watch over your words. Learn to be calm. Be quiet. Think before you talk. Don’t say things you may like regret in future. Bridle your mouth. Let your conversation be of gospel of peace. God bless you.