Focus: The results of my words
Proverbs 15:4 (NKJV) A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
The book of Proverbs has some powerful insight about the words we say and the way we say them.
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Proverbs 4:24 (NKJV) Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.
Proverbs 6:12-15 (NKJV) A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth; he winks with his eyes, he shuffles his feet, he points with his fingers; perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually, he sows discord. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (NKJV) These six things the Lord hates, yes seven are an abomination to Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.
Proverbs 10:11 (NKJV) The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 10:13-14 (NKJV) Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, but a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding. Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs 10:19-21 (NKJV) In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.
Proverbs 10:31-32 (NKJV) The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.
Proverbs 11:9 (NKJV) The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
Proverbs 11:11-12 (NKJV) By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his peace.
Proverbs 12:6 (NKJV) The words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,” but the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
Proverbs 12:13-14 (NKJV) The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble. A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.
Proverbs 12:17-20 (NKJV) He who speaks truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but counselors of peace have joy.
Proverbs 13:3 (NKJV) He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 14:3 (NKJV) In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
Proverbs 14:23 (NKJV) In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty.
Proverbs 15:1-2 (NKJV) A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.
Declaration: I will find new strength by giving serious thought as to the possible influence my words have had on my struggle with depression and dependency. In my recovery journey, I will pay attention to what I say and how I say it, so that my words don’t keep me from moving forward.
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