QT – Proverbs 10

Vs. 8, “The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.”  How important it is to be a person who desires to be wise.  There are opportunities that God gives us to make choices in this life.  When we make the right decisions we see the good consequences that come of it; bringing joy to parents, God providing food and protection, God blessing our lives, and having joy in this life, etc.  

Regarding application…Danger of Words  Vs. 18, “Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.”  Question: Have you ever stretched the truth when talking about another person?  Have you ever gossiped or slandered someone out of hatred?  It is a foolish thing to store up hatred and slander others.  In a time where our words are not just said and disappear…we must be very mindful of how we communicate.  So many of us text, email, facebook, twitter, blog, etc.  What we say can have a lasting affect.  Let us be people who wisely choose our words and adhere to the old adage, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it.”