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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wise Talk

As believers we know that the one greater than Solomon and everyone else would be Jesus Christ. The Bible says that when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior His Holy Spirit comes to live in us. That makes us Christians or “Christ in us”. Having the Holy Spirit living in us gives us the power to bless other people with our deeds and what we say. God’s Word has a lot to say about the power of Words – especially the book of Proverbs.

All of us have been hurt in the past by things that people have said to us, but realize that a wise person knows that they have the power to bless people with our words – to encourage, love, support, and influence in a positive way. We glorify God when we use our words as a blessing and for His glory.

Let’s read words of wisdom from the Book of Proverbs about this topic: ……..
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 12:18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 10:19  Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Proverbs 16:23-24 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,  and their lips promote instruction. Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 17:27-28  The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

May we always apply God's wisdom to our lives. Amen?