Prov 15:28 "The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking."
Think"Think before you speak." Have you ever said something and immediately wished you could take it back? That pain can be avoided when we remember that our words should be limited, legit and life-giving. But, that doesn't happen by accident. We have to think before we speak. Thankfully, God wants to help us with our words. The Bible tells us that when we begin our relationship with God, he gives us the Holy Spirit as a helper and a guide. God uses the Holy Spirit to warn us about our words. For example:
- When we are talking too much, the Holy Spirit can give us the thought to talk less and ask more questions.
- When we are about to exaggerate, the Holy Spirit can convict our conscience to stick with the truth.
- When our words are tearing others down, the Holy Spirit can cause us to cringe at what we are saying.