Bridle It!

Psalms 39:1–2 (KJV)
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

What an interesting idea. The Psalmist admitted his heart was hot within him. But rather than sinning with his tongue, he put a bridle in his mouth. He kept silent and refused to speak either the angry words he felt or even good words he might have. He put a bridle in it.

A bridle is not meant to keep a horse from moving. It is meant to keep control of the horse. It is meant to communicate with the horse what his command is:

I suggest that many people, even good people, in this time of emotional heat, and sorrow, ought to bridle their mouth until they know they have heard from God.

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Psalms 39:1–2 (KJV) Bridle It!

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Pastor, self published Amazon Author, avid student of the Bible. teacher of the Word of God in college level . Daily visit with God www.marvinmckenzie.org