The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness. - Proverbs 15:2 CSB
Have you ever found yourself with a figurative foot in your mouth? Yeh, me too. Our words have power - the power to hurt or heal, mock or teach, divide or bring together (Proverbs 18:21; Ephesians 4:29; Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 15:1; Proverbs 16:24; Colossians 3:8). Our words matter. When we choose to speak kindness, love, and truth we are wise.
God teaches us through His Word that we should be filled with the fruit of His Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and that we will be known by our fruits (Matt 7:16). Are you known for your kind and loving words, or for a haughty tongue that is easily aggravated? Are you easily instigated, quick to complain or lash out, or do you bridle your tongue and speak with patience and wisdom?
By leaning into the Lord at all times and allowing His Spirit to fill us, guide us, and lead our reactions and words we can speak wisdom and not folly. Don’t be caught blurting out unattractive foolishness. Instead be found harnessing God’s Spirit that lives within you, allowing His wisdom to flow from your lips.
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This month, read through the book of Proverbs in this 31 day Bible reading plan. Learn more about who God is, and what He has to say about wisdom. Let it sink in and resonate with you every day, rekindling that fire for Him in your heart.