Daily Bible Reading “Heart Check-up” (Proverbs 10:27-32)

 A Clean Heart Heart Check-up

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:

Proverbs 10:27-32

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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Daily Bible Reading “The Blessing of the LORD Enriches Lives” (Proverbs 10:18-22)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 10:18-22. 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 speak 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 can use our mouth to speak words of encouragement to others. We can 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 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:

Proverbs 10:18-22

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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Featured Book:

godislove25God Is Love

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About the book:

God is Love is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman. It contains 19 daily devotionals on Scriptures about love from the Bible: including God’s love for us, the love relationship between a husband and wife, love and honoring our parents, and much more.

This devotional would be great for either a personal daily devotions or group Bible studies, including small groups, and Sunday school classes. Each devotional contains a brief commentary by the author, the daily Bible Scripture, a prayer of the day, and several questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

In God is Love, Deborah strives to show you not only what love is, but that love comes from God, as well as the love of God surpasses all imagination. Her goal for you as you read this book is that you would realize how much God loves you.

Benefits of reading God is Love
• You will learn what love is
• You will learn about different kinds of love
• You will learn how much God loves you
• You will learn of the sacrifice made by God because of His love for you

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Have a blessed day,

Deborah

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