Proverbs 04: Our Words
Sermon - 30 Days in the Proverbs (04) - Our Words
What are some ways you love and show wisdom with your words? What are some ways you sin with your words?
Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Proverbs 15:4 - A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
*Proverbs 25:11 - A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
Proverbs 15:23 - To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
Proverbs 16:24 - Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 16:21 - The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 12:18 - There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 29:20 - Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 17:27 - Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Proverbs 21:23 - Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
*Proverbs 10:19 - When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Proverbs 11:13 - Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
Proverbs 16:27 - A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
Proverbs 18:8 (also 26:22)- The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Proverbs 22:12 - The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the traitor.
Proverbs 30:5 - Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more