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Hold Your Tongue!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I was doing some reading in Proverbs chapter10 today during my devotional time.  I have also been doing some preparation for our “Hold Your Tongue” series this week.  It’s amazing how much God’s word has to say about the power of such a small part of our body.  Here are the passages from Proverbs 10;

  • The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.   Vs 8

  • The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions. Vs 11

  • Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod. Vs 13

  • Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster. Vs 14

  • Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool. Vs 18

  • Too much talk leads to sin.  Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. Vs 19

  • The words of the godly are like sterling silver; the heart of a fool is worthless.   Vs 20

  • The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense. Vs 21

  • The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off. Vs 31

  • The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words. Vs 32