“Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.” (Proverbs 29:20, NIV)
We live in a time where we can communicate with millions of other people in seconds, which is all the more reason we ought to heed the advice of today’s proverb.
Each day brings fresh, public examples of people speaking first, and thinking second — and the harm is often as devastating as it is irreparable.
Today, remember to measure your words. Count to ten before giving the snarky reply. Store that prickly e-mail in the “drafts” folder for a while, and re-read it later. Hold that text message: Pressing “send” in the heat of a matter often leads to regret.
God’s wisdom is as useful in the electronic age as it was in the oral age! – Luther