2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
Whenever you have something negative to say, first ask yourself, "Will saying this HELP me, anyone else or this situation?" If it doesn't (or can't) maybe it's best flushed from existence, so as to not pollute the atmosphere or anyone's soul including your own. I love you all! Please think safety first and protect that most dangerous of spaces... the space between our ears. And I am not saying we should go all Pollyanna and pretend the world is a perfect place. But please check yourself before you wreck yourself or someone else. We've got to feed and specifically not maim our own or each other's souls.
Words ARE incredibly powerful:
15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
￼ 3 For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
￼ 23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.
￼ 12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
Song Of Solomon 4:11a
￼ 11 Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue...
We always have a choice of what to say (or not) and how we say it.
19 ... I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life...
￼ 1 I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth... "
2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect