By Vernalee

...for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh . --Matthew 12:34 KJV Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.   --Proverbs 21:23 KJV

…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh .
–Matthew 12:34 KJV
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
–Proverbs 21:23 KJV


“A still tongue makes a wise head” refers to a person who only speak when it has been judged that it is appropriate to do so. They are not chatter boxes and are wise enough to not just say whatever comes to mind. It validates the theory that if one is cautious with their speech, and listens instead, he/she exercises control which in turn reflects their display of solid experience, keen knowledge, and good judgement.
A still tongue serves to protect and guard against unnecessary queries. Besides … Who asked for your opinion? Who asked you to stick your nose into their business? If they wanted your viewpoints, they would have asked.
You see here lies the problem. If people mind their own business, the world would be a better place. So here is another “Vernalized” recommendation.
Stay in your own lane and out of other folks’ business! Guard your tongue. Be selective about what words come out of your mouth. Besides, who has the time or energies to host someone else’s mess!
Proverbs 17:28 provides wise advice:
“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
It will behoove us to do just that!
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