Daily Bible Study

@just4him (117212)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 1, 2017 8:19am CST
Day 234 Proverbs 21:23 Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Think before you speak is probably the number one statement my parents said to me growing up. I know you’ve also heard that statement many times throughout your life, and probably said it as well. To listen to some people speak, you know they didn’t think first. Perhaps you also fall into that category. I know I do and have suffered a lot from hoof and mouth disease, as some people refer to those who speak first and think later. It seems to be an ongoing situation, as Solomon also knew people who spoke first before thinking a matter through. Trouble typically happens when you speak before thinking. You either need to apologize for what you said, or recant what you said in a public statement. Both can be humiliating and certainly humbling. James showed what the effects are of speaking rashly. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor lists. 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. You need to be careful what you say as it can cause great harm to you and those around you. Think before you speak. Let’s pray: Father, guard my tongue and help me think before I speak, causing trouble for myself and others. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 1 May 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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• India
1 May 17
Amen
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 17
Thank you for reading the study.
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• India
1 May 17
@just4him most welcome How is your day progressing?
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 May 17
@optimisticbeauty My day has been good. I got several chapters read and edited today.
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@Kandae11 (37041)
1 May 17
Very important message there.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 17
Yes it is. I know I need to think more before I speak.