So today I heard "He does not slander with his tongue" (Ps. 15:3). I was thinking about how hard this can be. I'm the kind of person who says few things, but thinks a ton of things. I do need to work on speaking slanderous things, but my big challenge is to not think slanderous things. A righteous life requires righteous thinking and a disciplined thought life. I need to bring these thoughts under the subjection of the Holy Spirit. I need to willingly release negative or slanderous thoughts and give up the right to feel wronged.
Of course as soon as I was done the hike, someone cut me off driving home. Then the store I stopped at for lunch was crowded with crazy people who couldn't make up their mind. Then these rich guys kept cutting in front of me at the fruit stand. I just smiled and thought maybe I should try working on this slanderous thoughts thing tomorrow:)