What you say with your mouth can get you out of trouble or into trouble therefore we need to be wise.
I have given examples of how the book of Proverbs teaches us to use our words wisely.
The book of Proverbs is a whole book within the sixty six books of the bible that is devoted to wisdom.
If times of persecution come then you need to know what not to say, what to say and also how to say it e.g. you do not tell an aggressive thug where to go.
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat of it’s fruit”.
The words that come out of our mouths are so so important and powerful. The Father that said “I love you, please listen to me” kept his son from a night out with bad company that would have cost him his son’s life.
“Truthful lips endure forever but a lying tongue is but for a moment”.
You tell one lie and it got you what you wanted, you get addicted straight away and in a moment you cannot keep track of the lies and you are exposed.
Just leave out the truth if you have to and it feels good being honest. Be clever in how you manage not to lie.
“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”
“I wonder what cannabis is like” says the lad sitting in the fast food restaurant whilst a dealer overhears. Offered and accepted two hours later, he develops mental health problems later on in life.
Be careful please 💛