Fools show their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.
An honest witness tells the truth,
but a false witness tells lies.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.
No harm overtakes the righteous,
but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
The Lord detests lying lips,
but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
A fool shows their annoyance immediately but an honest prudent person overlooks insults. So much is said in these verses about our tongue and words and truth or lies. Do we plot evil or promote peace? The Lord delights in people who are trustworthy. Can you be trusted? How do you speak to others? Be wise speak truth, peace, love, promote joy! #PromoteJoy
My son, keep my words,
And treasure my commands within you.
Keep my commands and live,
And my law as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
And call understanding your nearest kin,
Keeping God's Word in our heart, on our lips, written down, spoken out loud, these are the treasures that keep us close to Him and in His presence. It ultimately keeps us alive in Him. He is the branch we are the vine. It gives us wisdom in all situations and understanding of His will for our lives. We ALL need to "keep His Words"! #KeepMyWords
4 He also taught me, and said to me:
“Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live.
5 Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
The Lord gives us more instruction which is good for our understanding. When we let our heart retain His words, we get understanding which gives wisdom. We must hear and recieve it will add years to our life and in walking it will keep us from stumbling. The reading of the Bible daily should be our desire to follow Christ's footsteps. #GetUnderstanding
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