Slow to Speak

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 15

Gold Nugget
Verse 28The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
While playing cards, they used to know whose turn it was when the game came to a halt. "It must be Steve's turn", they would say. Another would say, "Study long, study wrong". I probably take too long to consider my next move to a fault, but it has saved me some heartache as well at times. Thinking about the different scenarios that could result from my play - would often slow down the game, but I hope cards aren't the only area of my life that I practice this. When dealing with people, this can be a valuable attribute. Even when people are being mean or ugly, carefully choosing your words is essential. Or as today's gold nugget says; The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.

Today's "gold nugget" describes the behavior of the righteous and of the wicked. What best describes you? Are you someone that says whatever hurtful thing comes to mind without regard to the harm it will cause? Or are you someone that stills your tongue and considers carefully what your response will be if you will give any response at all? Processing your thoughts before acting or speaking and then feeling confident that what you are going to say is okay with the Lord is what is expected of a Christian. We can't continue to speak what is on our minds at the expense of others and refer to ourselves as Christians.

Lord, give me the strength to hold my tongue and the wisdom to respond with truth and love. Remind me that I don't need to rush my response to someone's opposition of me. If I can have the self control to stop my tongue, I know you will give me the wisdom of when and how to start it up again. Amen

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  1. I like this a lot. It's very true and we all should take these words to heart Steve. Especially the last sentence in your devotion. Thank you.

  2. Thank you and God Bless! We can all improve in this area, I'm sure.


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