The Contenders

MouthMy recent journey through Proverbs has stirred me to post a few topical sections from this book. (And it just so happens that our VBS this year is also on Proverbs). This first one has to do with the tongue. Controlling my tongue has been a great struggle in my life. Many relationships have been affected by a poor choice of words and even of tone. And the battle for the tongue wages onward.

The scriptural importance is also clear. The book of James speaks of its importance by observing that those who control their tongue are able to control their entire self. Taming the tongue takes so much discipline that one who masters such a tool is able to even exemplify self-control upon his life. Here is a list of Proverbs (not exhaustive) that relate our speech as Christians and how we must use our mouth:

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