Wednesday, July 18
Today's reading: Proverbs 21:23
Before turning to 2 Samuel, I decided we'd take a short break and look at a few verses in Proverbs to finish out this week. One of the things I always notice about Proverbs is the large number of verses having to do with our words, which conveys to me that this is an important topic that I would be wise to take note of and focus on. If you were to open my Bible to the Book of Proverbs, you'd find verse after verse having to do with our speech circled or underlined.
Today as I looked through this instructive Book, God drew my attention to Proverbs 21:23 which says:
"Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble."
It's a wise directive. At first glance it seems simple enough, but keeping what comes out of our mouths in check can be challenging--especially when we find ourselves in a situation that involves disagreement or conflict and our emotions are running high.
In your experience, how has keeping your words in check kept you out of trouble? On a scale of 1-10, how well would you say you're doing at keeping what you say in check? What helps you, or how do you guard the words (and don't forget your tone) that come out of your mouth? Tami
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