Talk Is Cheap
“The reason talk is cheap,” said one wise man, “is because the supply always exceeds the demand.”
That’s certainly true in the internet age! Websites are cluttered with strings of comments that users have made about — well, anything and everything. You didn’t ask for their opinions, but you get them anyway. Even when they aren’t using their mouths, some folks are doing a lot of talking. And, if you’re like me, you’ve found that much of it isn’t worth hearing (or reading).
“In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise” (Proverbs 10:19). Scripture says a lot about the damage our words can do when they are uttered in haste, anger, or just plain old thoughtlessness. It warns of the fool who “has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart” (Proverbs 18:2). God expects us to use care and wisdom in our speech. The ability to communicate is precious, and words fitly spoken can do great good; but I suspect all of us might benefit from saying less and thinking more.