When was the last time you really didn’t like something? Were you vocal about it? I’m like that. I tend to say whatever comes to my mind. Now, I’m not as bad I was once was, but still. When it comes to biblical morality and foundations of our faith, that can be a good thing, but when it comes to loving people—well, that’s really bad. I remember when my daughter was seven or eight, I was driving, following somebody who looked pretty lost. Since I kind of knew what was going on, I was patient, but my daughter, on the other hand, said, “What an idiot!” I was shocked. But then I remembered saying the same thing a few days before—when I wasn’t patient. What’s the lesson? Proverbs 21:23, “Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble” (ESV).

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 21:23