Personal Meditation on Speech

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Let your spoken words be few. 
Resolve to never waste any word, whether written or spoken. Be precise and only select intentional words that will pass the intended message. 
A tongue with many words is pregnant of sin. 
"A sharp tongue is worse than a sharp sword."
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Man's chief problem started with words, "Did God really say?" 
I believe it is a mark of godliness to tame the tongue. Sometimes silence is the favorable answer. "But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge — to the great amazement of the governor" (Matt. 27:14). 
If you want to destroy a whole generation, corrupt their thoughts, it will eventually corrupt their speech! 
Language is simple. We struggle to be intellectuals. You're wise and know how to apply. 
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Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. 
A careless speech is the undoing of many a man. 
Chatter mouths may mean well, but they do a lot of harm; this is unwell. 
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Lawyers and magistrates love chatter mouths. Why? They understand firsthand many [careless] words are capable of winning them a case. 
Let your written speech be full of matter and less of chatter. Ink every word like a shot bullet with an aim at end. 
The test of a man is the words he speaks [and write] when his world is crumbling down before him. 
Alas! It is easy to control our appetites than the tongue! 
May God forgive me for every useless word I have ever uttered; it is sad for I fear it will not be very long until I speak another useless word. 
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Drunken men think they are extremely intelligent. 
In some rare cases, a drunkard can give you a word for a season. Their words may shoot deeply where the sober will miss. You're wise and know how to apply. 
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Think before you speak and write; and when you speak and write, do not forget to think. 
Be content to not have the last word; be wary to have the first word. 
"I'm sorry," "Thank you," "You're welcome," & "I don't know," etc., is the best speech. "I'm sorry" and "Thank you" is the father and mother to speech. 
If you have words to really say, do not say them. If you have a word to say, say it. 
Our lack of clarity is due to our abundant of speech. 
As an introvert, it is good, in this case, to have friends who talk a lot. I mean, they do most of my talking in social settings! I win, they lose! 
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We know an individual by hearing their words. 
Jesus Christ was and is a Man of few words, you know. He spoke in parables! You're wise and know how to apply! 
Jesus never saw eye-to-eye with Simon Peter when it came to speech. "Get behind thee, Satan!" 
If we have itching fingers, we'll have loose lips. Watch yourself circumspectly. 
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The only excuse I can excuse for long speech is whenever a Christ-exalting sermon is being preached! But alas! When it comes to this today, everyone is busy looking at their wrist! 

We can do good to men when we learn when to stop talking. "Seriously, STOP talking!"
Our conversations are often cold because our speech lacks warmth. 
The best advice I can give young people and the old folk today is: consider your words carefully before they come out. 
Think in plenty, speak in few. 

Hello, everyone! I hope you are enjoying my Personal Meditation Series on sundry subjects? Thank you for reading & God bless!

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