Sometime yesterday afternoon, I bit the inside of my cheek. Don't you hate when that happens? Then, last night when I was eating dinner, I kept re-biting it. You know what I'm talking about...ow! Today, I brought leftovers for lunch and heated them up in the microwave, then burned my tongue on the first bite. So now, my mouth is handicapped. Dang it.
My tongue and mouth "injuries" made me think about a few verses I read in Proverbs 18 yesterday:
7. The mouths of fools are their ruin;
they trap themselves with their lips.
13. Spouting off before listening to the facts
is both shameful and foolish.
21. The tongue can bring death or life;
those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
For someone who loves to talk and struggles sometimes with really being a good listener, these verses were a great reminder.
Are you a talker or a listener? Do you ever "spout off before listening to the facts"? Have you burnt your tongue lately? :)