When it comes to speech, we learn in our Proverbs today that “Less is more”
Pro 17:27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
Someone who is in the Lord knows that idle chatter leads to gossip and gossip leads to fights; therefore someone who is wise knows to keep quiet.
The second half of today’s Proverb also tells us wise people are able to keep their cool, the don’t rattle easily.
Living a God-fearing life keeps our feet true, because in the end we know that He has predetermined all of this long before we ever got here, and He will protect us as well.