Scripture for the day is Proverbs 10:19, 17:27-28

Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
    but the prudent hold their tongues.

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I often love to hear myself talk. I can ramble and hold forth but, while occasionally entertaining, that doesn’t build people up. Your words are perfect – never a wasted one. I will never be able to imitate that, but give me the self-control and wisdom to make each of my words count. Amen.