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…

View original post 787 more words

About a fellow sojourner

a sojourner in life, trying to follow in the steps of Jesus and help others along the way.
This entry was posted in Blogroll. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s