If only we had a book from God that cautioned people about speaking too quickly...
If only we had a book from God that cautioned people about speaking too quickly about situations when they don’t have all the facts.
Well, actually, now that I think about it, we do; people just don’t have a heart to read and heed it:
“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent” (Proverbs 10:19).
“If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame” (Proverbs 18:13). “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him” (Proverbs 18:17).
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:19-20).
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell” (James 3:6).
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