Looseness Of The Bowels

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When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Proverbs 10:19

“I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.” John Calvin

“Words and actions are transient things, and being once past, are nothing; but the effect of them on an immortal soul may be endless.” Richard Baxter

“God has given us two ears, but one tongue, to show that we should be swift to hear, but slow to speak. God has set a double fence before the tongue, the teeth and the lips, to teach us to be wary that we offend not with our tongue.” Thomas Watson

“The true test of a man’s spirituality is not his ability to speak, as we are apt to think, but rather his ability to bridle his tongue.” R. Kent Hughes

“When the heart full of God’s love can draw on the mind full of God’s word, timely blessings flow from the mouth.” John Piper

“We know metals by their tinkling, and men by their talking.” Thomas Brooks

“An unbridled tongue is the chariot of the devil, wherein he rides in triumph.” Nicholas Byfield

May God help us all!

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