Pr. 10:32: “The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.”
When my daughter was little I read Pr. 10:32 and decided that I would use that as the saying for my kids. “The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable.” My daughter has heard that a lot.
The funny thing? We know its true. We absolutely know what acceptable words are to come out of our mouths and what unacceptable things shouldn’t.
God calls us to choose to speak what is acceptable. He calls us to think on things that are lovely, pure, noble, and praiseworthy. He reminds us that the mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom. He urges us to restrain our lips. Out of our mouths comes the overflow of our hearts, so we’re reminded that its a heart issue. God can help with that.
When we trust in Him, we will be safe, and others will be blessed. If in doubt, either don’t speak, or speak the Word of God. His word never returns to Him void.
Be careful little mouths what you say,