King Solomon's purpose for collecting the proverbs is stated in 1:2-4, which reads: Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs … Continue reading What is the purpose of the Proverbs?
Who amongst us has struggled with foot in mouth disease? You know, that awkward moment when all eyes turn to you and you become painfully aware that you have said something you should not have said. Or, perhaps, you have said something in a way that simply came across in the wrong way? Unfortunately, we have all been there and done that. The following insight concerning communication with one another is taken directly out of the Proverbs. I hope it will be as beneficial to you to read these verses, as it has been for me to arrange them here for your perusal.
Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evil; let me not eat of their delicacies. —Psalm 141:3-4 NIV Talking is something that most of us do very well. Thus, … Continue reading W O R D S