The Blessing of the LORD Enriches Lives
Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 10:18-22. This Scripture tells us that those who conceal hatred with lying lips, and those who whisper words of slander, are foolish. The abundance of words causes sin: but those who learn to control their mouth are wise. Do you consider yourself to be wise?
The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is worthless. The words of the righteous teach many: but fools die because they lack wisdom.
The blessing of the LORD enriches the lives of those who choose to follow Him, and He adds no hardship with it.
We can choose to use our words for good or for evil. Those who are wicked tell evil lies about other people. They run their mouth and speak profanely. Sometimes people act like they think it makes them sound important when they talk trash, but it really shows their lack of knowledge.
Even as believers we can find ourselves griping and complaining and using our mouth to spread gossip if we don’t keep a check on our language and our attitudes.
As believers, we should use our mouth to speak words of encouragement to others. We should use our mouth to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to this lost and dying world.
We can use Scripture to combat the enemy when he attacks us with negative thoughts. We need to fill our spirits up with enough good until it flows out of our mouths and floods out the bad.
One of my favorite Scriptures that reminds me to keep a check my thought process is Philippians 4:8 which says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
We can use this Scripture as a measure and if our thoughts don’t measure up to this Scripture then we need to cast them aside. We may even have to go so far as to say no or leave me alone when those negative thoughts come our way. It helps. Believe me, I’ve tried it.
Daily Bible Reading:
18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Things to think about:
- In what ways can we use our mouths for good?
- Who uses their mouth for evil?
- How can we gain control over our speech?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see the difference between the way wicked people speak and the way righteous people should use their mouths for good. Help us to keep a guard on our lips and speak good and not evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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