(Proverbs 21:23 KJV) Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
The wise man “keepeth” an eye on (guards NASB) (8104) what he says.
Somewhere out there is a list of the different issues touched on in Proverbs and how often each is addressed. If not, I will probably do one myself but I am too lazy to go looking right now. This must be one of the more frequent topics: The “mouth” (6310), or as the book of James terms it, the “tongue” (Hebrew 3956/Greek 1100).
Frequency means something. When you look up a word in a concordance and find it is very frequent, that should say something to you. Too often it says irritation and defensiveness. Usually it should say care and attentiveness. I know your wife is always nagging you about something. In our foolishness we get our dander up and belligerently refuse to change. We should be listening and arranging our lives to change.
Which is wise? Which is easy?
So? I never said it would be easy but it is the path of righteousness. How about a change of pace today?