Proverbs 18 Words

Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.

Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.
The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.

Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.

Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. (Proverbs 18:4, 6, 7, 13, 20, 21 NLT)

The bible has a lot to say regarding the mouth. What goes in it, what comes out of it; there really isn’t much of an excuse for us to be clueless in this area. However many Christians act as if they are confused about their words and how to keep their mouthes disciplined.

Proverbs 18:4
Wisdom cannot help but come from wise people. Often those who are wise do not just plan to speak wisdom, it is just who they are. Seek out wise people and pay attention to all that they do, you will grow from it.

Proverbs 18:6-7
Do you find yourself in constant arguments? Do you feel like you are talking in circles and life is filled with drama? Maybe you are lacking in wisdom. Scripture says here what happens when a fool opens their mouth. I know it is put forth in a very bold way, but scripture is often like this. If you need to gain in wisdom, spend time in the scriptures. Your words will begin to be more wise.

Proverbs 18:13
Everyone has heard of think before you speak, but do you listen before you speak? This sounds simple right? The truth is we do this a lot. Listen completely to others, don’t form an answer until it is time for you to speak.

Proverbs 18:20-21
It is important to realize that your mouth, and the words that come out of it, can be good or bad. Blessings or curses. Life or death. Ensure that you are speaking words of wisdom, they will be uplifting to those who listen. The more you talk, the more risk you have of speaking the wrong things. Continue reading the word of God and stay in prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak through you, and guide your speech.

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About Erik Pullum

Married and parent to three wonderful children. I believe that Christianity is a lifestyle that you are supposed to live everyday, not just when it is convenient.
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