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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Cheap Talk

(Proverbs 20:6 KJV)  Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

The saying goes that “talk is cheap.”  What a man “proclaims” (7121) does not always reflect what he really believes.  I work in education.  Sometimes kids will ask my why I am a teacher.  I give them many answers.  One of them is, “It beats digging ditches.”  Another is, “To keep my children from starving.”  I give those kind of answers because the reasons are too complex to explain to someone with an attention span designed for text messages. 

I have occasionally had issues because I tend to be open about who I am and what I believe.  The biggest circus I caused was when I told a class my stand was based on what the Bible taught.  When confronted by the principal and her sidekick I asked, “Do you want me to lie to them?”  I could see in their eyes that they really wished I would just retire and go away but they could not say that.  Like I said, talk is cheap.

So?  Make your talk expensive by making it honest and true.  Things go up in value when they are scarce.  Make your tongue golden. 

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