Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.” (James 3:2 NLT)
As Karim Smith, of Philadelphia, was being sentenced for crimes he committed in 1994, he began to spit at the judge, swearing & using racial slurs as well. Not being raised a dummy, I figure that at this precise moment is when you’d REALLY need to behave in order to get some leniency. Nope, and for it, he got the maximum. In the words of Judge Ricardo Jackson: “It is the intent of this sentence that you never walk free again.”
Hard to imagine, but our mouths get us in a lot of trouble. Just because it can be said doesn’t mean that it should! By learning discretion, we can prevent problems by not allowing our words to create them in the first place.
For those of us that speak before thinking, it shows a lack of self-control that probably haunts us in other areas as well. Come to God today, seeking for His hand to be over your mouth. Let Him make your words sweet so that others’ lives can be blessed! You are loved today!