Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops. A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood. What dainty morsels rumors are--but they sink deep into one's heart. Smooth words may hide a wicked heart, just as a pretty glaze covers a common clay pot. (Prov 26:20-23 NLT)
The verse says it all. To mind our own business, yet to care for the right reasons. The addition and subtraction of one's words can cause many upheavals whether or not by intention or just plain gullibility. Prevention is better than patching up burnt holes in this case. You never know how long it will take to heal a wound, a scar caused by careless words. Only God can do the mighty healing.