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