(Proverbs 15:28 KJV) The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Last month we looked at the first part of how we answer. We speak from the heart. Second, the “righteous” (6662) “studieth” (ponders NASB) (1897). This is an interesting word that is defined, “to moan, utter, growl, utter, speak, muse.” I think the last one is the application for today. We run things repeatedly through our minds. This would be a form of Christian meditation. It is good to think things over instead of giving a quick answer.
I think this may be permission to talk to ourselves. Maybe you never do this, but I often have conversations with myself about something on my mind. If I listen to both sides of the discussion I benefit because I can hear my own mistakes and inconsistency.
So? Take your time before you take a stand or make a statement. Study on it. Muse on it. Talk to yourself about it. Then, and only then, speak boldly.