Our home is noisy! Our home is loud! And is filled with constant talk! But, this is a good thing- discussion is a cord that helps to bind the family together. Nevertheless, constant talk can be a drain upon others and it isn’t necessarily beneficial for the talker either. We have discussed a few slogans that have been able to help us to control our tongue- I’ll share them here.
T – It is True?
H – Is it Helpful?
I – Is it Inspiring?
N – Is it Necessary?
K – Is it Kind?
“The good person brings forth good things from his store of good, and the evil person brings forth evil things from his store of evil. Moreover, I tell you this: on the Day of Judgment people will have to give account for every careless word they have spoken; for by your own words you will be acquitted, and by your own words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 12: 35-37
“If you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak.”
Speak when the words build up.
Speak if the words bring a smile.
Speak where reassurance is needed.
Speak what gives hearts courage.
Speak how He would.
Words that encourage. Words that give life. Words that bless. If you have those kinds of words on the tip of your tongue, then please speak.
Otherwise, maybe it is best not to.