Men who cannot be silent will not say anything when they talk. (A.W. Tozer, author)

Some people have the “gift of gab,” as we say. They talk easily and often. One thought leads to another, and their listeners are likely to tune them out. It’s not the number of words that one speaks, but the content that’s important. We would all do well to think carefully before we speak and try to be uplifting and encouraging in our conversations.

The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? (Ecclesiastes 6:11) Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones (Proverbs 16:24 ).