Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Bad, Not!

Proverbs 21:23 (Contemporary English Version)

Watching what you say can save you a lot of trouble.

Simple advice, big dividends.

How many times have you said something, without thinking, and immediately saw the damage occur?

You let the bombs fly and didn't think about the aftermath. The results were not good and the rebuilding took time. Kind of like a war only with words.

Much of this thinking comes from the school of "it's better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission". Just do it and hope that there are no consequences. Now that really sounds like God, doesn't it?

Being sorry is another difficult part of this formula. There is no sorrow because it's just "my bad" and that's enough. My bad _______ (you caught me, you didn't look the other way, you were offended, etc.) you fill in the blank.

Solomon made a great observation, "think before you speak, it will save you a lot of problems". I'm sure it came from his mistakes.

How about you?

The time to practice it is,