April 13, 2013
Proverbs 13:3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves is life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin
I recently read a post of FB; I can’t really remember who posted it but it has caused me to think: “Sometime there are words in your heart you just can’t say”. Do we ever really think about that? Do we think that sometimes we just shouldn’t say something? I’m not talking about gossip or hurtful words or anything like that. We know we shouldn’t say those things. We also know that we should reprove and give instruction to those we see floundering in sin. Yet, are there times when we shouldn’t do that? All through Proverbs I’m noticing that there are two groups of people; those who will listen to instruction and those who won’t. The one’s who will listen and obey the guidance given to them would of course appreciate your word’s of wisdom, even though your words may sting at the time. However, those who won’t listen and certainly won’t follow your wisdom; what about them? Would it cause more harm in your relationship with them to say what’s in your heart? That’s when it hurts the most; to know that you have the wisdom to help someone you love who is possibly hurting but you know they would never listen and certainly wouldn’t follow your wise words. Not only would they not listen but also it could possibly cause them to hate you. Yes, that’s when your heart hurts because there are words that you want to say but know you can’t.