I was reading in Proverbs 10 today and noticed that it comments about what comes out of your mouth in a few places in the chapter. (Verses 11,19-21, 31-32) Verse 11, the first mention, says this: “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.” As I thought about it, it seemed so true; what comes out of your mouth has everything to do with your heart. If your heart, your life, has been transformed by God, your expressions will reflect that transformation. You really can’t help it! If you have peace with God, a sense of security with Him, a new life, what you say and how you say it will bear the marks of what your insides are like. The truly “wicked” hardly speak at all (their mouth is covered) and when they do, it’s violence revealed. Violence of intentions, violence against someone else’s identity, their person, or actual threats of physical violence.
So listen to yourself. What do you hear? Are your communications a “well of life?” If they aren’t, there’s something in your heart that God wants to change – for the better! PB