Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 1, 2011

Reckless Words

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Pr 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

How true that proverb is.  I have had people use reckless words to me and they have pierced me deeply.  But I must confess I have also used reckless words to others and am guilty of piercing them.  Today it seems most people are quick to speak out their opinions before thinking about them.  We all like to think our opinions are right.  We fail to think them through to see if our opinions will hurt someone.  When we speak words that hurt we are taking s sword and piercing the one hearing those words.  I’m sure there are more people I’ve pierced with my words than I’m aware of.  I’m also sure I have a lot of company in that problem.  We need to learn to pass our opinions before God before we pass them before others.  We need to learn to be willing to hear God telling us to keep silent or change our opinion.  Sometimes it is best just to keep silent if speaking up will hurt another.  It is not our place to correct others.  We have enough trouble keeping ourselves in order.  Let’s all think and pray before we speak.

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