Talkity Talk Talk

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
Proverbs 16:13

Words. Too many is a bad thing. Not enough is dangerous. How do we know what words to say? When should we keep our mouths shut? What is thue perfect time to talk? What is the difference between being open and over sharing? When are you expressing your desire? When does it cross over to pushing you will on another?

I don’t know the answer. Well, I use too many words. I over explain. I’ve always loved the quote “it’s better to remain silent and to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”.

Speaking is important the Bible uses variations of the word speak 479 times, 12 times in Proverbs alone. Talk is used 19 times in Proverbs and 307 in the Bible. The word tell is 24 times in Proverbs, 1112 times in the Bible. Ask is used 1169 times in the Bible and 3 times in Proverbs. Told is used 1464 times. Say is found 1403 times in the whole Bible and 39 times in Proverbs. Said is used 2799 times.

Our communication with our words is important to God. James says”If you think you are being religious, but can’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and everything you do is useless.” (1st James 1:26) Words ate so important but how do we know which ones.

Every morning I ask God to bless my words and so He may speak through me and let my words reflect His will. But I should pray that everytime I go to open my mouth.

Proverbs 2:12 NASB
[12] To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;

Proverbs 8:6-11 NASB
[6] “Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things. [7] “For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. [8] “All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. [9] “They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. [10] “Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. [11] “For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
Proverbs 12:13-20 NASB
[13] An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble. [14] A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him. [15] The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. [16] A fool’s anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor. [17] He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit. [18] There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing. [19] Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment. [20] Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

Proverbs 21:28 NASB
[28] A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.

Proverbs 26:19-28 NASB
[19] So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “Was I not joking?” [20] For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. [21] Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife. [22] The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body. [23] Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart. [24] He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart. [25] When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart. [26] Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. [27] He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. [28] A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 23:16 NASB
[16] And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.

Proverbs 23:9 NASB
[9] Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Sincerely with

Humility Grace Mercy

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