Do all things without murmurings and disputings.
Treat arguments like weeds…nip them in the bud.
I am not quite sure what the “nip in the bud” means; only because if a plant is budding or blooming then the roots are pretty deep already. Shouldn’t it say “as it sprouts”? That way it has just broken the surface so you are able to recognize it. Also you won’t have to dig so deep to get all the roots, plus there won’t be so much scaring after everything is said and done.
As that negative thought pops into your brain – get rid of it – that way the thought doesn’t float around your mind on its way to your mouth!!