Faith · Family · Parenting · Perspective

The mouth can be a tool

Coming up here on the holiday season. With it comes a lot of together time… and stress… and hustle and bustle…

In all this, I have to ask myself what my mouth is doing? Is it being helpful or hurtful?

Am I looking positively at all our gatherings? Overall, yes. Will I enjoy every single moment with every person I interact with? Ummm…….

In that train of thought, I came across this in my Daily Study Bible in Proverbs.

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Proverbs 11:9 9With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

See the translation into daily speak: Every person you meet today is either a demolition site or a construction opportunity. Your words will make a difference. Will they be weapons for destruction or tools for construction?

Holiday goal: be a tool for construction.

 

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