Wise Lips

today's reading.
Proverbs 20    Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise...

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My favorite from Proverbs 20 is verse 15 "lips of knowledge are a precious jewel." My head was nodding in agreement as I read it. You see, one of the most difficult things for me is to keep control of what comes out of my mouth--and not just the actual words, but also the tone and attitude I use when delivering those words. My mom used to tell me "If you can't say something nice, then don't say it at all." That's basically the underlying message I saw in verse 15. Our speech is powerful, so using our mouth wisely is precious.

So would you say you have "lips of knowledge that are a precious jewel"? No matter your answer, how can you improve? What are some things we can do to keep our words wise? Tami W.

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