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041 - Think First

Sunday School Activity Sheet: 041 - Think First

tags: word, speech, speak, spoke, talking, tongue, insult, sarcasm, sarcastic, insulting, say, talk, talked, criticism, criticized, think, Daily Nibbles, 1 Peter, 1 peter 3

handout id: 4308
short name: 041 - Think First
nutshell: Having self control with your words.

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Think First

Someone said that the mouth is so close to the brain there is not room enough for a brake. There is quite a lot of truth in that. If we had our mouth in our foot we might have to think about what we were saying before we said it - and think of the nonsense we'd avoid!

But words have a habit of jumping out of our mouths so quickly we hardly know we've said them before they're gone.

And sometimes we say things we really regret - like a nasty name, or sarcasm, or a lie, or a half-truth, or a needless criticism, or mockery...

God wants us to be careful how we speak, and to match our words with the need for them. A kind word may be better than a sharp one, and a few words may be better than a whole minute of prattle.

The Bible says, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech."
1 Peter 3:10
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