Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips (Ps 141:3)~ Ever read a story, blog or post and notice all of the ill-advised commentary that follows? People hide behind free speech these days and abuse it like it is a license to attack others verbally! There used to be a sign you would see out there when I was growing up that said it’s better to keep quiet and look ignorant rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt! If we would only know the evil of tongue sins. When evil is provoking, we are in danger of speaking unadvisedly… You don’t HAVE to be heard. Your opinion is not required and many times may not be requested nor necessary. Don’t think you always HAVE to share, comment or impose your thoughts! Everything that comes to mind is not meant to be spoken (or written, texted, tweeted or posted), but rather every thought held captive to the obedience of Christ. Even if you’re not pleased with a thing, don’t understand a thing, or disagree with a thing, it still doesn’t mean you have to say ANYTHING! Whether the enemy’s minions, your haters or your basic offenders; even your loved ones sometimes; not everything deserves a response. The amount of wisdom you have is not always in how much you speak, but knowing when to keep quiet. Silence can be golden and in many cases says more than speaking. Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something! Grandma used to say, if you don’t have anything decent to say… then keep your mouth shut! Now THAT’s wisdom!!! We should all memorize this verse as there is much need for this simple prayer! – Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips!