{Jessica 31} Words

I am behind in my {Proverbs 31 Woman} bible study. I am on week 9 day 1 and I am guilty guilty guilty of today’s lesson.

Proverbs 31:26 “She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness.

Today’s reading says that she followed 2 rules:
1. She spoke only wise words.
2. She spoke only kind words.

Today’s reading also told us that as she puts order into her home, we find that she also puts order on her tongue…. She is not perfect but she is diligent to make every effort to filter her words!

You can know a woman’s character by her choice of words.

It said to:

1. Practice self-control with your emotions. Try not to be overly emotional and don’t speak rapidly when you are angry. All of those rapid words are unkind.

2. Watch sarcasm, it usually reveals a bitter heart.

3. Watch critical remarks, they are red flags revealing a proud, envious, selfish or angry heart.

WOW!!!!!! Is this a tall order for me? Yes! I have always been one that has spoken out of anger (not my finest moments)… I have learned from most of my mistakes, but do tend to vent to a few of my close friends and family… In these times I am 100% guilty of everything in today’s bible study. I have learned through being in God’s word that I don’t want to be that person. I want to be someone that others describe as kind and loving, not bitter and mean. Not just when people interact with me in public (this is easy), it is within the confines of our houses that can be the problem areas. The bible says that words can pierce like a sword but can also be used as healing. (Proverbs 12:18) I want to strive to use them to heal and inspire. It is so easy to get caught up with gossip and talking about others. Especially to fellow women… Like I said before I am definitely guilty in this. But what is reassuring is that the {Proverbs 31 Woman} is not perfect… The difference between her and myself is that she is diligent in making a effort to filter her words, I just vent without seeking God first. Does this mean that I will be perfect from here on out??? No way! We all are not perfect… But we can, at the very least, strive to use our words as healing someone’s wound instead of using them to make a fresh wound.

Today’s reading challenges us:
Are you walking with God daily or too busy to read your bible? Are you pondering your life experiences long enough to gain wisdom or too busy to reflect? Do you have a wise mentor and friends or have you chosen poor friendships that aren’t God fearing? Are your reading materials filled with rich wisdom or filled with wordly events?

Please evaluate yourself as I am currently doing… “Put order on your tongue as you Walk with the King!”

 

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