The words we speak control our destiny. There are three versions of Proverbs 13:3, all three are applicable to our daily lives.
“The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” Proverbs 13:3 NASB
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“Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.” Proverbs 13:3 NIV
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Language can be used as a weapon. How often do we utter hurtful attacks, harmful thoughts and rash statements only to wish we could take them back? All to often. Our language is how we communicate with others, it can be a positive tool or a weapon.
“The one who guards his mouth [thinking before he speaks] protects his life; The one who opens his lips wide [and chatters without thinking] comes to ruin.” Proverbs 13:3 AMP
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There’s a saying, ‘loose lips sink ships’. We must all learn to think before we speak. Take a moment before responding or beginning a conversation and there will be no need to wish that you could retract the words that flowed out of your lips. This is something we all must spend time practicing.
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