Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Daily Devotion: A Multitude Of Words

Bible Reading: Proverbs 10

Key Verse: Verse 19 - “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Key Words: In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin

Proverbs, chapter ten, deals with a number of subjects. Many call this chapter the “things” chapter. It deals with family things in verse one, financial things in verses two through five, final things in verses six and seven, foolish things in verses eight through fifteen, fruitful things in verses sixteen and seventeen, fundamental things in verses eighteen through twenty-eight, and fatal things in verses twenty-nine through thirty-two.

The thing I would like for you to see is the importance of keeping our tongue in check. The truth is the more we talk, the more the likelihood of us saying something we will regret later. I read a humorous story that illustrates this point.

“Jim was not a good golfer, but he wanted to fit in with the guys who did golf well, so Jim began to invent stories about his prowess on the golf course. After listening to Jim’s tales, some of the guys invited him to join them for a round of golf. Now no amount of practice would prepare Jim for the big day so, as usual, he used his mouth more than his clubs. On the first tee, he addressed the ball three times and missed each time. After missing the ball for the fourth time, Jim turned to the foursome and remarked, “This is really a tough course!”

“In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin.”

What to do:
✞ Ask God to help you “guard your tongue.”
✞ Never feel the need to “say something.”
✞ Never let pride make you brag about things you have never accomplished.

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