I am so attached to chattering. How can I not appreciate the wisdom offered by these Bible verses?
“When words are many, transgression is not lacking” (Prov 10:19).
“He who guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin” (Prov 13:3).
“Whoever uses too many words will be loathed” (Sir 20:8).
“I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter” (Mt 12:36).
“Make balances and scales for your words, and make a door and a bolt for your mouth. Beware lest you err with your tongue, lest you fall before him who lies in wait” (Sir 28:25-26).
In thinking about my chatter, opinions, observations, I experience terror at at how far I am from silence.