An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Slow Boat to Anger

(Proverbs 15:28 KJV)  The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

The conversations of the “righteous” (6662) are different from those of the “wicked” (7563).  Some would seem obvious such as the choice of vocabulary.  Godly people tend to refrain from vulgarities and obscenity.  Truth is also required of those who walk upright.  Courtesy is expected.

Here is says we should be slow to speak.  The believer “studieth” (ponders NASB) (1897) before opening the mouth.  There are a variety of translations but they all deal with struggling with the ideas and ways of expressing them before you open your mouth.

So?  Be the last one to comment instead of the first.  That will give not only a chance to hear what others say but think about our words.  In writing this blog I rewrite and edit at least twice before it is posted.  Even then I later find spelling and grammar errors.  I probably never would see my mistakes in facts. 

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