Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 10:27-32. We are told in this Scripture that the fear of the LORD increases our days: but the years of the wicked will be shortened. The fear of the LORD begins in our heart. Many times people shorten their lives by the way of life they choose.
The hope of the righteous is gladness: but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
The way of the LORD is strength to those of integrity: but destruction will be to those who cause trouble.
The righteous will never be removed: but the wicked will not inhabit the earth.
The mouth of the just speaks wisdom: but the perverse tongue will be cut out.
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaks forwardness.
The Bible says those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies. (see Matthew 15:18-20)
Have you ever noticed how some people’s mouth sounds like a garbage can and other people seem to exude honey? Most of us probably are somewhere between the two of them, but we can learn a lot about what’s going on with a person by how they speak.
As believers we need to put a guard on our lips. The enemy would like nothing better than for us to speak in a way that was not pleasing to God. We may also cause others to stumble if our speech is not pleasing to God. If we have trouble in this area we need to do a heart check-up to see if something is going on in our heart that we need to ask God for forgiveness.
Daily Bible Reading:
27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
Things to think about:
- Why is the life of those who are evil shortened?
- Why can the righteous be glad?
- In what ways does the LORD give us strength?
- Have you done a heart check-up lately?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we are reminded of the difference between those who fear the LORD and those who choose a life of sin. Help us to keep a guard over our mouths that we may glorify You in all that we say and do. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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