Apr. 13. Pure Hearts Guide Wise Tongues

Prov. 15:1-33

A person’s tongue is one of the smallest members of the body, but it has the most influence. Foolish tongues have caused much heartache in the world, while the words from wise tongues have prevented and eased many sorrows. The words that are spoken determine ways of lives and courses of history. Solomon wrote, “A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” The wise man added other gems of wisdom following these words and most of them involve the use of the tongue, either directly or indirectly. One’s heart is the source of emotions such as love, hatred and anger. Those emotions are then expressed by the wise or foolish use of the tongue. Taste your words before you speak them for you may have to eat them later.