Wrong side of being right
Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all
Have you ever been on the right side of wrong or the wrong side of right?
You started off on the right foot but ended up with your left foot stuck firmly in your mouth. You meant to say the right thing and it was a true statement but it was the wrong thing to say at the time.
Having divine wisdom is the ability to say the things you mean without saying mean things. You can say something hurtful in one moment and while you can get over it right away, the person that you said it to, your words could follow them for a lifetime. Ten years later you have long since forgotten what you said but it’s still a current event to the one you said it to.
There is no eraser for spoken words so it’s wiser before you say something to not say something, than it is to fix the something that you said. I have heard that little voice on the inside whisper, ‘say nothing and you’ll win.’ The trouble was I didn’t want to just win the verbal battle but I wanted to get even. The taste of revenge is sweet for the moment but it can create a bitterness that will cause you years of regret.
The Bible is clear that we all have problems with what we say. James 3:8 “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” Verse 10 “Out of the same mouth proceeds blessings and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.”
People that really want to serve the Lord need to ask the Lord for help when talking to other people. Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”
I have never had to apologize to anyone for things I did not say. I might have thought of some things that weren’t very nice but the Holy Guard told me to be quiet and I was smart enough to listen.
I have asked people, ‘ what did you win by proving to everyone that you were right?’ You were loud, mean, cutting, and oh yes, you were right. Have you lost the war in declaring that you won a battle? Is the real treasure now lost and buried in the dirt you throw to win some personal victory?
I know people who argued over pennies and then divorced, having to split tens of thousands of dollars. If only they could have served the Lord with their words for it was their words that ended up destroying their house.
Jesus told us to build our house upon the rock and not upon the sand. A rock is fixed and it will be stand on in the sunshine and in the storm. Sand on the other hand is great in the sunshine but is a poor friend to depend on in a storm. It blows around and stings your face and ends up leaving you for other places. A rock was there before the storm started and will still be there long after the storm is past.
Don’t end up on the wrong side of being right by saying and doing things that will cause you to get even. Start right, stay right, and you’ll end right with the Lord blessing the fruit of your lips. You shall be blessed going in and coming out and all that you put your hand to do shall prosper.
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