I said, “I will guard my ways, lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked are before me.”
King David recognized the danger of sinning with his words when faced with trials and persecution by the wicked. Those enemies seeking to trip us up can be quite effective in provoking us to rash, angry or foolish outbursts.
For more about how to use our words rightly and avoid sinning with our tongues, see the section on “The Joys and Challenges of Communication.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Feasting With Strife” (Proverbs 17:1).