Acronyms are an excellent way to remember important things. Because I often need to be reminded of a certain great truth, I was especially drawn to one I came across recently. In fact, I even set it as my screen-saver on my computer at work. That acronym is E B B O M, and it stands for:
The advice given in that short acronym describes a wise man that king Solomon wrote about.“A fool vents all his feelings but a wise man holds them back.” Proverbs 29:11. E B B O M is good advice that will keep us out of unwanted trouble. Next time we’re tempted to vent all our feelings or maybe are on the brink of giving someone a piece of our mind, let’s err on the side of safety. Let’s remember E B B O M!
Prayer: Father, You made us and know how prone we all are to vent all our feelings. Remind us E B B O M and give us wisdom to hold back. Amen!