Psalm 64: 2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the scheming of evildoers, 3 who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, 4 shooting from ambush at the blameless; they shoot suddenly and without fear. 

Verse 3 and 4 here speak to the power of words and the violence they can do when used carelessly. This is a particularly important word for extraverts like me who are prone to talk without thinking first. Lord guard my lips. Teach me to use words for building up and not tearing down. Amen.

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