Think before speaking.
People who say, “I say whatever I think” are just as crude as those who do not hold back their bodily functions in public. Just because you “feel like it” does not mean it is appropriate.
We must prayerfully consider our own words — is it of benefit? Is it helpful? Is it loving?
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18
“A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understand is even tempered. Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.” Proverbs 17:27-28
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29
“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:13-14
If I have nothing beneficial to say – I should keep quiet. I have to wonder if more people had tongue control if there would be less of a need for gun control. So many life changing problems start with words.