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.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Mouthing It

(Pro 18:6 KJV)  A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

In this verse and the next a fool’s “mouth” (6310) is the focus.  At other places in Proverbs the mouth is given good reviews.  When I did a search I found that the English word “mouth” was used 46 times in Proverbs.  It is another one of those words that depend on context for its understanding.  

God gives us gifts.  They can be gifts of the Spirit or an unexpected check.  The big question is how we use them and there are a lot of significant long term results for our choices.  We can be a “fool” like this verse speaks of or we can we wise.  So often the choice is up to us.  I remember my motorcycle days.  A friend bought one the same time I did.  His blew up within a short time and mine just kept on running.  The difference was how we used this piece of metal and plastic.

So?  I have another day given to me.  How will I use it?  Will I rejoice and spend it wisely or fall into a funk.  As usual the choice is mine. 

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