(Proverbs 6:2 KJV) Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
One of the greatest protections we have from an overbearing government is the Fifth Amendment where it says no one “shall be compelled, in any criminal case, to be a witness against himself;...” If you have ever heard of someone “pleading the fifth” this is it. If you remember the name Scooter Libby you might remember that he went to jail, not because he had committed a crime but because he gave an inaccurate answer to the FBI. Most of us are aware of this guard to our liberty when it comes to criminal offenses.
Solomon is telling us that we need to be aware of the trap that our mouth can set for us in our daily lives. We talk too much. We talk too fast. We talk without thinking. We get ourselves in hot water.
So? Beware. Often I am my own worst enemy. People remember and so does God. Take a look at your day and start planning your conversations.