TITLE: Talk Wisdom
By Jide Oboise
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How do you measure in words? Do you know that your tongue is a power tool?
When in company or in an unguarded emotional moment, do you go-to-town with words?
The Bible has a lot of things to say about the tongue, that little member which is so powerful.
• There is foolishness in a multitude of words,
• Be quick to listen and slow to speak
• The fool SAYS in his heart, there is no God
We are admonished to always caution our tongues in use and be wise in counsel, it so happens that A TOOL IN USE-a ruler for instance is used to measure a piece of wood needed for furniture, after the measuring, we take our saw and make a cut, once done --we no longer have the chance to go back and measure again as the process has defined stages, first; make sure that your measurements are accurate before you CUT.
This is similar to our thought process--,think a thing through then prayerfully and carefully put them across because once words are spoken, we've lost the chance to think them through.
Even in conversations we are admonished to be better listeners than talkers, some people can not just hold their peace in conversation, always interrupting the other person, either to get a word or two in also or so as not to forget a quick point but God means well for us when he says, “Think before you talk!”
God can not be wrong; he gives us commands and advice, all for our own good.
Once too often we hurt the people we love with our unguided and unguarded use of words, when we are angry we speak words that hurt deep and cut through bone, marrow and even divides blood and water asunder.
Sometimes these words are not said in anger but in envy and jealousy, in a competitive spirit, in prejudice, in myopic thinking, in sorrow, in severe pain and at times in sickness, we just want others to suffer along with us for no wrong doing or fault of theirs.
This proverb adequately describes this situation; ‘A Word is like an egg, so delicate that once it accidentally falls or is purposely dropped, there is no way the contents can be packed into the broken shell and be glued together or sealed in to look like or become new again, it is impossible’.
We need to ask the one who has the reigns in His hands to help us keep a tight and firm reign on our short coming of foolish talk or lousy and loose tongue.
So take up that cross today and submit ALL to the will of God Almighty
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