Some days I just want to "tell it like it is". I want to exercise my voice.
I just want to tell people what I really think. I want to use words like immature, selfish, unchristian, and foolish. I want them to see how their behavior affects other people, their friends, their neighbors, and their children. I want to call sin sin, right out in the open, in front of everybody, regardless of the consequences.
Of course, I don't do that. I never do that. Instead, I'm constantly reminding myself of the wisdom in Proverbs.
"A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back." Proverbs 29:11
Because as much as I want to express my opinion and tell others exactly what I think (or exactly what the Bible says!), I want wisdom even more.
Because what's the point of having an opinion if you are just another fool venting his spirit?
"The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near." Proverbs 10:14
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