The tongue is sharp like a sword, it’s a fire, and it’s full of poison. Death and life are in the power of the tongue which means even though it can deal a lot of damage it can also give LIFE. There are power and blessings in keeping quiet.
We’re prone to do the opposite, quick to speak, slow to hear whether we’re trying to get a point across or we know where it is going. We miss much of what’s being said, we definitely miss what they would have said, but if we stay quiet we learn the value.