As I’ve been reading through Proverbs, I’ve been trying a read-and-pause approach with each verse: read, then pause and consider the deeper meaning of each verse with the help of the Holy Spirit. After all, he inspired the human writers of Scripture with the exact words he wanted them to use. The tongue of the… Continue reading Silvery Words
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. – Psalm 141:3 That verse was pinned to my cubicle wall at my first job after graduating college. As a proofreader, I dealt with written words all day, but I also dealt with office gossip. I quickly realized that this verse needed… Continue reading Who’s Guarding Your Word-Gate?
Perhaps just as important to Jewish history as Queen Esther, was her guardian and cousin, Mordecai. In the book of Esther, Mordecai was the one who, "when her father and mother were dead, took (Esther) for his own daughter" (Esther 2:7c). We see from Esther's actions in the king's palace that Mordecai had raised her… Continue reading A Man with the Right Words at the Right Time
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! This week's passage contains a couple of gems from Proverbs. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
I have a dear friend who is a missionary to Tanzania, Africa. She and I correspond by email and through Facebook, but we also write letters. Yes, we utilize the good old-fashioned snail mail system. She told me once that she loves the idea of dropping her letter in the mailbox at her little village… Continue reading Letter from God