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A Sojourner's Heartsong

A word is said emily dickinsonSet a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the
door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil,
to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evil; let me
not eat of their delicacies. —Psalm 141:3-4 NIV

Talking is something that most of us do very well. Thus, we should carefully consider Proverbs 10:19, which reads: “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” Since it is so easy to become ensnared in sin when we talk too much, we should be ever so cautious in what we say.

A commonly used word in older Bible translations for one who cannot restrain his tongue is “talebearer.” One source defines a talebearer as “a person who spreads gossip that is likely to cause trouble or harm.” Indeed, the tongue is a restless evil…

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a sojourner in life, trying to follow in the steps of Jesus.
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