The only thing I can think of eating that much every day… my words. Have you ever heard that saying? Eat your words=it means that you say something you shouldn’t have and wish you could take it back, or you say something that is proved wrong and need to take it back. I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of things I say each day that I wish I could eat if it made them forget I said it. I don’t mean to, but sometimes things slip out that are negative, mean, selfish–and sometimes we just speak without thinking at all.
The good news is–we’re not alone–the Bible has plenty to say about watching what we say, and it’s something we all need to work on:
Lord, help me control what I say. Don’t let me say anything bad.
Psalm 141:3 (ERV)
People who are careful about what they say will save themselves from trouble.
Proverbs 21:23 (ERV)
Dear Lord, You are Almighty to Save. Forgive me for saying negative and selfish things. Help me to be careful with my words this week. Amen.