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.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Words Say a Lot

(Pro 17:20 KJV)  He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

This is an area where I have a bit of a hang-up so I am not sure I am the best source of thought.  I have trouble with people who have dirty mouths.  In one sense I need to be patient and kind.  In another sense I wish they would hear the warning in this verse.

The problem with vulgar language is not so much the language itself as the atmosphere it creates for the rest of the things in our lives.  People hear us.  They evaluate us.  They then act and we are somehow involved in what they have in mind.  We might resist or not.  Either way we are put in a difficult position.  

So?  Our choice of words says something to people.  It promotes trust or deceit.  I lays the groundwork for how they treat us.  We need to watch our mouths.

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