January 21, 2019
Words are like toothpaste. Once they are spoken, they don’t go away. You can’t put toothpaste back in the tube any more than you can put words back in your mouth. As we continue our study in James, we are challenged to use our ears more and our mouths less.
How do you want your words to be heard? Do you want your words to be life-giving to others or painful? When you interact with your spouse and children, do you want to be heard and helpful? Listen more and speak less. What a simple formula, but it can be difficult to actually apply it.