Day 116 – The Mouth of the Righteous is a Fountain of Life
‘The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.’ Proverbs 10:11
‘The mouth of a good person is a deep, life-giving well, but the mouth of the wicked is a dark cave of abuse.’ Proverbs 10:11 (MSG)
Which of these categories do you fall into? Is your mouth like that of a righteous person or is your mouth like that of the wicked? ‘The mouth of a good person is a deep, life-giving well, but the mouth of the wicked is a dark cave of abuse.’ Does your words give life to those that hear them or does your mouth rain abuse? As you go through today, will the people you meet receive the blessings of peace, hope, and joy or will they be met by abuse?
Also, when you give remarks or comments about the performance of your colleagues or even those under your supervision at work, would they be encouraged to do better, or are they likely to be so discouraged that they give up trying? It is virtue to be able to make comments that will edify the weak, while you challenge them to improve. When you comment about your kids or spouse at home, would they be encouraged or otherwise? The bible says about Jesus ‘a bruised reed shall he not break’ (Matthew 12:20). May God make your mouth that of the righteous; may God bless and keep you as you face your day in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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