“Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.“ (Proverbs 12:13)
Talk, talk, talk. We do a lot of it, in particular in leadership positions. But how much is really constructive? We also talk a lot of rubbish sometimes, or is that just me? If evildoers are trapped in their talk, we should be aware of this lesson and ensure our talk is liberating, encouraging, and limited.
This word also seems to show a path of escape as others trap themselves in their talk. Wisdom would therefore commend some careful consideration before talking. Sometimes saying nothing is an appropriate response. We can be profound just in our silence, and there is a time to say nothing and to walk away.
Quick Prayer. “Give me wisdom when confronted with evil talk.” Amen