It’s Wisdom Wednesday! Let talk about watching what we say. There are some slick tongues all over the world, and if you have one of them, it may be time for you to put in the work to tame that sucka.
Our scripture for this lesson is coming from Proverbs 4:24, which reads:
“Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.”
Before we dissect this scripture, let’s check out the definition of the word “froward” so we can better understand what the scripture is saying.
fro·ward | \ ˈfrō-(w)ərd \
Definition of froward
1: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
2archaic : ADVERSE
It’s important that you don’t get this word mixed up with the similar sounding word “forward” which means something completely different.
You can definitely catch more flies with honey than vinegar, so why not choose your words more carefully? You don’t always have to say what’s on your mind in the exact order the words come to you. Take a moment, assess the message and the situation before you allow your words to slip from your lips.
You want people to handle you with care when they speak to you. So you should afford others the same courtesy and opportunity when you speak. Check out this episode of Wisdom Wednesday “Watch Your Mouth” and let me know what you think in the comments below. Have you changed the way you speak to other people, especially when you disagree with them?