Bible Verses about Thinking before speaking, Thinking before acting, Thinking before we speak: Explore 15 Inspirational Bible Quotes and Scriptures about Thinking before you speak and Thinking before you act.
Think before you speak => Have you prayed about it? 🙂
Before you speak or act out in anger, STOP and THINK. Is it possible you misunderstood or misjudged the situation?
James 1:19, NLT Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
Proverbs 25:8, MSG Don’t jump to conclusions – there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.
Proverbs 29:20, NLT There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking. Bible Verses about Jumping to Conclusions; Bible Verses about Considering Others ; Don’t be so quick to judge
Before you respond or react to any situation, STOP and THINK. What will your words and actions accomplish? Will your words hurt or will they help? Will your actions build others up or pull them down? Will your words encourage or discourage others?
Ephesians 4:29, NLT Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Proverbs 13:16a, NLT Wise people think before they act….
Hebrews 10:24, NLT Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. See also: Bible Verses about the Power of Words
Before you speak or act, STOP and THINK. Are you rushing to say or do something you might deeply regret later? Are you focused on the good or the bad?
Philippians 4:8b, ESV whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. See also: Guarding Your Heart; Guarding Your Mind
Before you act or speak, STOP and THINK. Is your speech seasoned with grace, love and humility? Have you considered what this person might be going through privately – painful things that may not be obvious to others?
Colossians 4:6, NASB Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Colossians 3:12b, NASB put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Colossians 3:14, ESV And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. See also: Bible Verses about Guarding Your Mouth; Bible Verses about Loving Others
Before you speak, act or react in jealousy and envy – STOP and THINK about all what God has blessed you with. Are you taking the time to enjoy what you have?
Ecclesiastes 6:9, NLT Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have.
Romans 14:17, ESV For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
STOP and THINK before you speak – Are you making every effort to live in peace? Are you treating others the way you would like to be treated?
Romans 14:19, NIV Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Ephesians 4:2, NLT Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
Matthew 7:12, NASB In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you… See also: Living in Peace with Others; Bible Verses about Getting Even
STOP and THINK before you speak – Is it wise to speak right now, or is it wiser to be quiet?
There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
Proverbs 17:27-28, ESV Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. Related: Examples of Wisdom in the Bible & In Everyday Life
THINK before you act, THINK before you speak, THINK before you respond or react!
And remember, Always ask God for help ~ God is eager to help you to speak wisely!
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Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
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Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com