Be With The Wise I

Friday, June 17, 2022

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Walk with the Wise

13 Intelligent children listen to their parents;

    foolish children do their own thing.

2 The good acquire a taste for helpful conversation;

    bullies push and shove their way through life.

3 Careful words make for a careful life;

    careless talk may ruin everything.

4 Indolence wants it all and gets nothing;

    the energetic have something to show for their lives.

5 A good person hates false talk;

    a bad person wallows in gibberish.

-Proverbs 13:1-5 The Message

13 A wise son hears his father’s instruction,

    but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

2 From the fruit of his mouth, a man eats what is good,

    but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;

    he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,

    while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

5 The righteous hates falsehood,

    but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.

Verse 3 study: Self-control is one of the most significant tests of control you will face. You haven’t learned self-control until you have to make decisions to hurt or heal with your tongue. James understood this truth and stated, “The tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.”  If you want self-control, control your tongue. Take a moment and think before reacting or speaking. If you can control the influential member, you can control the rest of your body.

5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

-James 3:5 ESV

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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