Daily Bible Study

@just4him (117005)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 29, 2016 3:49am CST
Day 112 Proverbs 15:1 Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness. 3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. 5 A fool despises his father’s instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent. 6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so. A person cannot get along in life without words. Words build up and tear down. Words encourage and criticize. Words soothe a heavy heart. Words instruct and rebuke. In using proverbs, Solomon showed how people employ words. Wise people build up those they encounter. While foolish people are hurtful in everything they say and do. Solomon also showed how God sees and hears everything a person says and does. Have you noticed how people who listen to instruction and obey their parents and those in authority have more than those who tear a person down with their destructive words? Not only do they have more, they are happier. A smile comes readily to their lips and people enjoy being around them. Nobody likes being around foolish people who have nothing good to say about anything and use words to destroy everybody who crosses their path. David prayed for his words to be acceptable to God. Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (KJV) James talked about how destructive tongues are. James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. As Christians, let your words be seasoned with salt. Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. One thing you learn as children is that you should think before you speak. When you do, your words will always be flavored with grace and mercy. Let’s pray: Father, let my words always build up those I come in contact with daily, whether in person or online. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 29 December 2016 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
30 Dec 16
grievous words stir up anger. That never happened in the time of Christ. not true there was much to be stirred up. I suppose that is why it was written about. Even Christ's way of speaking was not acceptable. to the religious leaders of that time.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec 16
No it wasn't because he told them the unpolished truth. The religious leaders liked to put their own spin on God's law. He was constantly incurring their wrath, which eventually led to the cross.
@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
31 Dec 16
@just4him lots of anger going around in those days i agree I meant not acceptable to them
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Dec 16
@Bluedoll For the religious leaders of that day, the only acceptable message was the one they taught.
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Dec 16
Words follow by action as an example is always a powerful tool. Thank you for the share.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec 16
You're welcome. Actions, as they say, speak louder than words, which makes it more powerful.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Dec 16
@just4him Do you have Bible study everyday?
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec 16
@Drosophila (16713)
• Ireland
29 Dec 16
Indeed and if there's nothing good to say, maybe it's not worth saying at all
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec 16
Very true.
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@Kandae11 (36927)
29 Dec 16
I agree wholeheartedly, because the words issued from our lips cannot be recalled.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec 16
No they can't.