The Gift Of Communication

Scripture To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.  ~Proverbs 18:13, NIV Quote “Empty drums [barrels] make the most noise.” ~Anonymous There is a lot in Proverbs about the tongue and how we use it. Solomon said in 15:28, The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. …

The Power of Words

Scripture  The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.  ~Proverbs 18:21 Quote “WARNING: Words have power, use them carefully.” ~Anonymous There is a lot in Proverbs about the tongue and the use or misuse of words. This certainly seems to be the theme of chapter …

Calming The Storm

Scripture A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. ~Proverbs 15:1, NIV Quote Words can be precious or they can be cheap: their value depends on how we use them. ~Ya’akov I think Proverbs 15:1 was my mother’s favorite. I had it committed to memory by the time I was …

Thinking Before You Speak

Scripture They refused to obey the Spirit of God. So Moses spoke without thinking. ~Psalm 106:33, NIrV Quote Not only are we accountable for what we say; we are accountable for how we say it. ~Ya’akov If you think I have someone in mind, someone who is guilty of speaking before they think–you are right, …

Foolish People

Scripture Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. ~Proverbs 17:28, ESV Quote Wise men talk because they have something to say: fools because they have to say something. ~Plato I read Proverbs 17:28 in the NIrV yesterday but I did not intend to blog on …