Guard Your Words

Guard Your Words

So set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3

I keep getting hammered about my words. Ugh! Maybe you have it all together. My associate, Jim Kennedy, our COO, forwarded this devotional to me from Pastor Harold Vaughn, who has been a speaker at America’s Keswick.

Deep Fire

His devotional from Deep Fire – Daily Challenges for a Burning Heart for November 27th is a collection of pithy quotes with a punch:

“When I get a blessing, I feel very quiet and still. I am dreadfully afraid of small talk. I have never yet been condemned by God for not talking more.” A. B. Simpson

“A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.” Washington Irvin

“When you speak, remember God is one of your listeners.” Source Unknown

“We know metals by their tinkling and men by their talking.” Thomas Brooks

“Nothing is often a good thing to say.” Will Durant

“We may often do a great deal more by a silent look than by a volume of words.” Andrew Bonar

“The bone of contention is the jawbone.” Charles Spurgeon

“A loose tongue will often get you into a tight corner.” Source Unknown

“When you speak your peace, you lose your peace.” Source Unknown

“If God’s people would not talk for thirty days, we would have revival.” D. L. Moody

“The best way to save face is by keeping the lower half of it shut!” – Source Unknown

There’s really nothing else to say. Reread today’s verse at the top of this devotional and let’s make it our prayer for today. – Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick

Daily Bible Reading: 2 Chronicles 28-29; Luke 10:1-24

Quote of the day: Anyone who wants to go to heaven must first go to the cross. —Philip Ryken

Verses to Memorize: “Put away your crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.” Proverbs 4:24-25 ESV

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