It's so easy to say what we think--or not think.
Those of us who are "chatter boxes," rattle on and on,
sometimes not realizing how boring, how irritating
our constant speech
about our life, our problems, our ideas
Sometimes we say hurtful things, meaning to
But is it because we talk too much?
Is it because we're too thoughtless?
When someone insults us
or cuts us off
or betrays us
How do we respond?
How do we react?
Ask God to guard our lips and our tongue.
To say only what he would have us to say
It could possibly be the hardest thing we've been called to do.
The Bible cautions us to guard our tongue.
To not wound
To keep the peace
In so doing, we've climbed that ladder to heaven
just a bit higher!