Pr. 13:3: “He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.”
Not every thought that passes through our minds needs to be spoken.
A few years ago, I learned this affirmation from Bishop David L. Kemp. It’s worth sharing.
I shall T-H-I-N-K before I speak by asking the following:
T-Is it true?
H-Is it helpful?
I-Is it inspiring?
N-Is it needed?
K-Is it kind?
If you cannot answer yes to all of those questions, then don’t say it.
Lord, help us to THINK before we open wide our lips.