Open mouth? Open mouth insert foot! There are few times in life more embarrassing than when we say something we didn’t mean to say or let something slip that should not have been said.
Think about it. When we are too quick to save face, our best defense can sometimes prove to be our worst offense. The Bible gives us many examples of “egg on the face” actions that resulted from individuals too quick on the trigger when it came to defending their own, usually inadequate, actions.
God’s Word tells us: “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing” (John 7:51)?
When we as Christians allow our pride to dictate our actions, we are often likely to end up less “defended” than when we began to defend ourselves in the first place. Sometimes the best way of keeping foot out of mouth is to make sure our mouths aren’t open wide enough to insert it in the first place.
“I pray today in Jesus name that when we are tempted to say things or dictate our feeling we always think before we speak. Pulling a foot out of our mouth can be both embarrassing and detrimental to others.” Amen!
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