Proverbs 13:3 – Preserving Life

Today’s Readings: Josh 7:16‐9:2, Luke 16:1‐18, Ps 82:1‐8, Prov 13:2‐3

Proverbs 13:3 – Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Observations:

  • Guarding your mouth = life
  • Opening wide your lips = ruin

This verse is convicting for me.  Hang with as I connect it to something related to but not completely contained within this verse….  Over the last few weeks I have been working on  guarding my mouth.  In my journal a month ago I wrote: “I need to consciously think 1. Pray (continually) 2. Listen (attentively) 3. Speak (boldly).”  It has been exciting to see how transformational these basic steps are when I apply them.  It has been humbling to see how often I do not get close to any of the three.

Apply: Today I want to focus on guarding my mouth.

What are tangible things you have done to guard your mouth?

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