I was reminded recently how important it is to be careful when we speak. In one instance someone stopped by the office, and I found myself getting angry at where the conversation was going. Now, this acquaintance is mad at me and walked away in a sulk. The other instance was in a group, and though I worked hard to keep my mouth shut – mostly – I ended up losing sleep for a few nights. Has that ever happened to you? We have an entire media industry – televised, electronic and social media – who get rewarded for formulating ways to purposefully get you riled up at people and a spiritual enemy who revels in just that. Can I share some Scriptural bases that may help in these situations?
The Apostle Paul closes his letter to the church in Ephesus, writing: