(Proverbs 18:7 KJV) A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
I have resisted thinking of myself as a “fool” (3684), but that resistance may be even more evidence. As I look at this I marvel that my “mouth” (6310) has not gotten me into more trouble. It is so easy to make allowances for ourselves that we would not make for others. This brings two thoughts that are probably a repetition but not in regard to our mouths.
Get serious about self-honesty. I find it a constant challenge. I am trying to start with the little one-sided conversations I have with myself. You have them. They are the things you mumble that you would never say to someone’s face. I need to stop mumbling things I would never say in public.
I need to give others more leeway. I must quit assuming that they have evil intentions. It could be that they are simply as self-centered and obtuse as I am.
So? There is always room for improvement. That is why the Christian life is considered as journey as well as a decision. After all the Bible calls it the Way, not the Spot.