For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.
Just as a good tree cannot produce bad fruit and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit, a foolish man will always speak folly, which means foolishness. The bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, the heart of the fool is busy with iniquity so that he may practice ungodliness.
A fool is quick to speak because he does not give much thought to his words, he has no self-control. It is said that some people appear to be wise until they open their mouths.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
A fool is quick to lose his temper, but a wise man will hold it back.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
One of the ways we can ensure that we do not speak folly is to think before e speak. Before we say or repeat anything, we need to pass it through the THINK test
Is it True?
Is it Helpful?
Is it inspiring?
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and as believers there is a certain way that we are expected to talk. We cannot claim to be believers and yet when we open our mouths all that we spew forth is folly.
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary [a]edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.