When words are many, transgression (sin) is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. -Proverbs 10:19
There’s no real way of getting around that. In fact, it doesn’t really need a whole lot of explanation. I do have some questions, though.
Do you like to talk?
Do you feel like your stories, opinions and comments are important?
Important enough that they need to be heard?
Important enough that they need to be heard often?
Do you usually find yourself being the center of the conversation in a group or a one-on-one encounter?
Do you find yourself not really knowing your friends that well?
Do you feel like deep relationships are lacking in your life?
What are your Facebook statuses like?
What are your Tweets like?
Are you uncomfortable yet?
You might get mad, or ask yourself, “who does she think she is?” But, like I said, there’s no real way of getting around that verse. Especially if you say you believe in the Bible.
I don’t like this verse either, and those of you who know me well know that I’ve been known to enjoy my opinions, especially when I get to share them. But if I really, REALLY think about all of the talking I’ve done in the past week, and recap what I’ve said to the people around me…
Transgression was not lacking, and that is not ok.