15:7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
When I read this verse, I’m reminded of my favorite Disney character, Thumper. Thumper is reminded by his mother about how he speaks to people and that if it isn’t nice than you shouldn’t say it at all. Essentially, if we’re speaking to people we should be mindful of what we’re saying.
Are we stating the facts?
Are we giving out information about others that we shouldn’t?
Are we having conversations about people/situations that we know we shouldn’t talk about?
Are we checking that our heart is in the right place while engaged in a conversation?
Or, are we just exchanging words and not examining the effect our words may have?
I admit to not always examining my words and you bet I’ve said some stupid and hurtful things. But, I don’t want to walk away from a conversation thinking, “what was I thinking when I said that?” I want to be mindful and have my heart in the right place and I want to be knowledgable of my words.
As the proverbs reveal more about God and the intentions and desires that He has for us, do we find that we are wanting the same? Are we thinking about how we act and what we do?