How To Be Careful About What You Speak

I want to share a little of what I have learned from the bible about public communications with one another.

Be Silent!

Psalm 4:4

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Proverbs 10:19

Too much talk leads to sin.
Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

Are you anger or upset? Don’t speak! Let a day pass and think about what you have to say. When we are upset, we are controlled by our emotions instead of logic and will often regret what we said. Take a day to calm yourself down and control what you have to say. If after a few days, you still feel the need to speak, do so intelligently.

Arguing Gets You No Where!

Proverbs 29:9

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Proverbs 9:7-8

Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;rebuke the wise and they will love you.

Just because you don’t agree with someone, it doesn’t mean the best action is to argue with them until they agree with you. When we argue with a “fool’ we are fueling their fire. They get enjoyment out of you “correcting” them and will then proceed to make more foolish accusations towards you making you stuck in their world of foolishness.

Fix Yourself First!

Matthew 7:3-5

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?  How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye

Don’t be a hypocrite. Don’t yell at someone for what you are guilty of yourself. As christians this can get really complicated cause we are all guilty of sin and we all want to tell others of their wrongs. Remember, love first and you will earn the respect of others.

Admit You Could Be Wrong!

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Mark 8:33

But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

The first step you should do before speaking is admitting that you could be wrong! Shocker. We see in Mark 8 that Peter thought he was right and attempted to talk Jesus out of His sufferings but Jesus quickly called him out on that and called him “Satan!” We could be Satan in disguise. There are things that seem right to us, but as said above “it leads to death.”

Humble Yourself

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:7

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Genesis 45:6-8

For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.

Humble yourself. Know that us at our wisest doesn’t even complete with God. Trust in the Lord, He created the Heavens and the earth and everything in it, by only speaking it. No matter how things apear to me, trust in the Lord. Joseph was sold as a slave, but yet God used that to make him next to Pharaoh and to save His people.

Stop Fighting!

Proverbs 3:30

Don’t pick a fight without reason,
when no one has done you harm.

Don’t fight with someone for the sake of fighting. It does no one any good. It only makes the rest of us view you as a fool.

This post in itself seemed hypocritical against itself, but I believe it works. In light of the Tuesday’s Election and the responses that followed across social media platforms, I think we all need a reminder of how to handle ourselves. Must importantly remember Jesus is King! Don’t place your hope in humans; don’t make humans out to be your idol. Pray for one another and be a Christ like example to others!

God Bless.

 

 

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