Gems on the Sword — When to Open Your Mouth — October 31

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

When to Open Your Mouth October 31

Scripture Selection: Psalm 148:13; Proverbs 31:9; Ephesians 4:29-32

Food for Thought: Eph. 4:29

We all probably talk more than we should. Often we talk just to avoid uncomfortable silence, and we might even find ourselves speaking nonsense, or gossip, or other words that do not have a positive effect.

Controlling the tongue and not being so quick to speak is a life-long challenge for most of us. However, there is a right time to speak. Of course, it is always time to praise the Lord. We should also speak up for the poor and helpless, with no regard for our own well-being. If we see injustice, we must not remain silent. God has us here for such a time as this.

In other situations, we should check our hearts and measure our words, first. Everything we say must be good, helpful, and an encouragement to those who hear our words. Words of forgiveness, gratitude, and kindness are always welcome. If our words do not meet these criteria, then it is probably not time to talk.

Today, let us hold our words up to the Word of God to judge them first. Then we’ll know when to open our mouths.

Digging Deeper: ________________________________________________________________

Getting Personal: ________________________________________________________________

Confession of Faith: ________________________________________________________________

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.): ________________________________________________________________

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5 Responses to Gems on the Sword — When to Open Your Mouth — October 31

  1. Latitude says:

    How did you know??….or better yet, how did Jeanette know???

    exactly what I needed today….I had worked myself into a lather, and was just about ready to let my sister in law have it

    …which would have been a moot point anyway!

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