Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. Proverbs 10:19
Most of the time these verses are very direct, aren't they? This is because the Bible is filled with instruction for us. Especially Proverbs! I want you to know as I tell you something through my writing it is something I need to apply myself.
Before I begin I will tell you a little something about myself. I don't really like to talk unless I am talking about God. This is because I feel like I am socially awkward. Besides my life is very boring! I used to be able to get away with this when I was young because I was known as the shy one. Now this is something I am working on, but sometimes I wonder why. Maybe, because the latter part of this verse is so easy for me to do. I can go days without talking and it doesn't bother me a bit.
I don't need anyone's help in talking too much and before I know it there I am talking in sin. I am not going to blame others around me who talk negative or even curse. I am responsible for what comes out of my mouth. Here is a great example. Yesterday my day soon turned to frustration and I couldn't write anything except runaway thoughts. My mind was racing and my writing was proof of that. I could delete my writing but didn't change my thoughts. As the day progressed I was talking negatively and before I knew it I was cursing. I even said, "They say if you can't beat them join them." I think they call it cursing because that is what we do to ourselves. We curse ourselves right into sin.
More then likely it is different for you, but we all need to be careful of the words we speak. Once we speak the words actions are soon to follow and that is when we trap ourselves in sin. So with all of this being said, How about we become more aware of our words and in being sensible just keep our mouth shut. We know when to do this!
This verse also reveals how we talk about others. Many people at some point in their lives have gossiped about someone. Yes, even those Christians sitting in the pew. I know this is a poor example of a Christian, but all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God Romans 3:23. To be honest I have to admit I have done this myself. To gossip about someone is a sin and it can destroy a friendship. It causes chaos and then earning someone's trust is not an easy thing to go through. A gossip reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a babbler. Proverbs 20:19 (New Revised Standard).
Today let's make the choice to speak life! Actually my friends let's make a choice to speak life everyday. If you need a song to put into your heart today as I have listen to Speak Life by Toby Mac.