Water from the Springs

Daily Devotion – June 17, 2019

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

 

A good individual’s speech is a reflection of what they are. Because of having a sterling character, their speech will be as well. Since the heart of the wicked is not worthwhile, neither is the conversation that flows from it.

Daily Devotion – June 15, 2019

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

 

The more we talk, the greater is the probability of saying something wrong. The need for incessant conversation often leads to exaggeration, breaking of confidence, and associated sins. The one who exercises self-control in their speech is wise. They will save themselves from embarrassment, apologies, and outright sin.

Daily Devotion – June 14, 2019

Proverbs 10:18

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

 

This proverb contrasts the one who hides their hatred by insincere words and the individual who openly reveals it by slandering their neighbor. The first is a hypocrite, while the second is a fool, and there is not much difference between the two.

Daily Devotion – June 13, 2019

Proverbs 10:17

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

 

The one who makes it a practice to listen to godly instruction stays on the road of life. The one who turns their back on good advice goes astray themselves and leads other astray.

Daily Devotion – June 11, 2019

Proverbs 10:15

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

 

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Those who have money can make money, but the poor can’t get started because they do not have the funds. This is the way things are in life, but not the way they should be.

Daily Devotion – June 8, 2019

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

 

The conversation of someone who is wise is a benefit to others, while a fool doesn’t help anyone but only brings judgment to themselves.

Daily Devotion – June 6, 2019

Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 

From the mouth of the righteous flows words of edification, comfort, and counsel, all of which bring life to the hearer. But the words of the wicked, produces evil and violence.