Daily Bible Reading “Watch Your Words” (Proverbs 12:17-28)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 12:17-28. In this Scripture we learn a lot about our speech. We are reminded that those who speak the truth declare righteousness: but a liar is deceptive.

There are those whose words pierce like a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

The truth will be established forever: but a lying tongue lasts only for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.

No evil will happen to the just: but the wicked will be filled with mischief. Those who tell lies are an abomination to the LORD: but those who are truthful are his delight.

A cautious man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. The hand of the diligent will rule: but those who are lazy will labor.

Heaviness in the heart of man makes it sad: but a good word makes the heart glad. The righteous is more excellent than their neighbor: but the wicked seduces them.

The lazy man doesn’t cook what he catches while hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

The way of righteousness is life; and in their pathway is no death.

This Scripture reminds us that the words that come out of our mouths can be good or they can be harmful. Many times our words can offend others.

Our words can be truthful or they can be lies. The words we speak come from our heart. If our heart is not right with God it will be reflected by our language.

We need to learn to think before we speak. Many times the words fly out of our mouths before we even have time to think about them, especially if we are angry. We need to learn to engage our mind before we engage our mouth. Pause for a minute and THINK.

T = Is it True?

H = Is it Helpful?

I = Is it Inspirational?

N = Is it Necessary?

K = Is it Kind?

Once our words have been spoken it is too late to take them back. They are already out there and if they are sharp and cutting they hurt people. Sometimes hurt feelings take years or even a lifetime to heal.

This Scripture reminds me of the children’s song we used to sing in church, “Oh, be careful little mouth what you say.”

If we are to please God with our speech we need to put a guard over our mouths and speak words of encouragement, love, and inspiration to others. Lord, help us.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 12:17-28

17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

 

Things to think about:

  • How does this Scripture compare the righteous with the wicked?
  • Have you ever noticed these differences in people you know?
  • How can we learn to live like the righteous that are mentioned in this Scripture?
  • What are some ways we can guard our words?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are again reminded of the differences in the way that righteous people and wicked people handle matters. Help us to use our mouth in ways that are pleasing to You. Help us to always deal with others in a way that will bring honor to You. Forgive us of all the times we have failed You in this area of our lives. 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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About the book:

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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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