How much we all need to be reminded of the words of the old 'Teacher' who compiled the enigmatic Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. With the help of our associate pastor Martin Salter we have been looking at this teaching over the last few Sunday evenings. Martin spoke helpfully from chapter 5, a salutary section of scripture.
Do not be quick with your mouth,
do not be hasty in your heart
to utter anything before God.
God is in heaven
and you are on earth,
so let your words be few.
I'm reminded again of habit number 5 in Seven habits of highly effective people
Seek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodFoot in mouth syndrome is indeed epidemic.