Hold Your Tongue

July 21st, 2020

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Proverbs 10:18-32

If you could imagine the book of Proverbs as a person, it would be the friend who tells you the unfiltered, straightforward, honest truth.  We all need a friend like that in our lives.

We live in a very complicated period in history. So much of what we think, do, and say is available for global public consumption in social media posts. Our ability to have conversations about issues with those who have different perspectives is fractured. The amount of information and misinformation available to us online, as well as through other mediums such as television and news, is unprecedented. We are walking through a time with significantly polarized perspectives on a diverse array of topics.

These ancient, practical wisdoms of Proverbs are uncannily timely: don’t hate with your words, don’t lie. Imagine the transformation that would take place on social media and in our public discourse if we actively applied this wisdom to our daily lives.

Author: Teanna Sunburg


2 Responses to “Hold Your Tongue”

  1. Jeff Combs Says:

    July 21st, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Amen sister! The admonition of Paul’s first letter to Timothy says to be slow to speak up listen much, do not quickly get angry. Good sharing today!

  2. Irene Says:

    July 22nd, 2020 at 11:10 am

    I am a day late on here, but I believe the Lord lead me here today. I have struggled with this issue and am getting better as I try to reject, rebuke, and bind the thought and temptations to say words that are not life giving to others when I am upset. They are not neccesarily curse words but they are not encouraging wither so in a matter of speaking, they can curse. The has convicted me before and I do not struggle as much, but I am thinking maybe I might have an opportunity to give God glory with my tongue today by overcoming a negative thing to say. I am listening and moving on to the next page.

    Thanks for the kind reminder, and blessings to you all.

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