Stone once thrown can not be taken back and we do not know where will it hit and make damage. Just like that words once said can not be taken back and sometimes it can hurt someone more than you intended to. Therefore it is very important that take a moment to think before speak, no matter your mood. Choose your words wisely or else it can become costly to you. Are your co-workers better off after having a conversation with you? Is your speech building-up others or pulling them down?
Jesus Christ changes every aspect of your life for the better, and this includes the way you speak to the people you work with. Honouring Christ in every conversation is an altogether more important personal attribute. If you are angry, it’s probably best not to say too much until you cool down. Below are some of the Holy Bible verses about how to use your words.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. (Luke 6:45)
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, (James 1:19)
For some people the problem is that they do not listen to others or do not give time for others to speak. They are fast in speak, over riding while other speaking, very fast to get angry. Once they get angry, none can control them.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21)
Above verses is very true. Sometimes one word from a person can make other person angry and that angry mood force him to do anything which he does not want or wish to do. Sometimes even that lead to death of one person.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious,
but fools are consumed by their own lips. (Ecclesiastes 10:12)
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues. (Proverbs 17:28)
With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,
but through knowledge the righteous escape. (Proverbs 11:9)
Just think about this, how many times your words wounded the neighbour, the co-worker in office, friends, relatives, parents, children? Might have become enemy to neighbour, might have lost the job just because of the wrong words.
It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person. (Matthew 15:11)
This is very true, but we do not understand this. If soft, good words comes out from your mouth, people will say good about you, people will like you. But if you always speak bad words, fight with others, hurt others with your words, then none will like you.
Silence and Speech
1.There is a rebuke that is untimely,
and there is the person who is wise enough to keep silent.
2 How much better it is to rebuke than to fume!
3 And the one who admits his fault will be kept from failure.
4 Like a eunuch lusting to violate a girl
is the person who does right under compulsion.
5 Some people keep silent and are thought to be wise,
while others are detested for being talkative.
6 Some people keep silent because they have nothing to say,
while others keep silent because they know when to speak.
7 The wise remain silent until the right moment,
but a boasting fool misses the right moment.
8 Whoever talks too much is detested,
and whoever pretends to authority is hated. (Sirach 20:1-8)
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