This morning there are several verses about what you say, particularly with respect to a state of anger.
I need to be more careful about what I say - when I'm angry and when I'm not angry. I think the Lord has revealed to me recently that I like to talk too much. I suppose the root of the problem is selfishness (or at least egocentric) - I think what I have to say is important or interesting. I don't think it is necessarily that I think what I have to say is more important or interesting than what someone else might think, but I just need to learn to exercise discretion. On the one hand, I don't want to neglect saying something that is profitable for the listening group, but I certainly don't want to be talking for the sake of talking or saying something that is not beneficial. I don't want people to think I'm egotistical because I don't talk very much, and I don't want people to think I'm and idiot or a babbler because I talk too much.
I need a sense of perspective or a metric of some kind. I need to learn to say exactly what I should say - no more, no less.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word that guides and convicts. I thank you for growing me by helping me become aware of another selfish behavior that needs sanctifying. Lord, please give me wisdom in this area of speech. Your Word is full of guiding truths; may I listen and implement your guidance. Lord, help me know when to speak and what to say. May my words be beneficial and glorify your Name. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.