He that hath knowledge spareth his words -Prov. 17:27"Yes, Lord," I countered, "but, he really needs to know about what he's doing wrong so we don't have more problems with this issue."
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles. -Prov. 21:23
"But, Lord, what about communication?" I think my voice had a bit of whine in it by now, which seemed familiar somehow (my children really do act like me?).
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. - Prov. 10:19
I was starting to get the point. But God wasn't done yet...
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. -Prov. 13:3
Destruction wasn't at all what I had in mind for our ! Could my tongue really have that much impact? In my heart, I knew that it could. In my humanness, my mind still echoed the question, "But what about me--my feelings in this matter? Should I really just be quiet?"
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. -Prov. 16:20
I left in in the Lord's hands, and I did feel happier! Especially when I found out later my husband's thinking on the issue. Yes, he was right, and I didn't have to eat humble pie! That time.