Proverbs 10:30-32 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
In my years of ministry, I’ve seen this happen time again. If you let a person, who’s spouting off nonsense, sowing discord, and spreading lies, do so long enough, eventually everyone will see through them, and be turned off by it. Sadly, these folks often do a lot of damage on the path to self-destruction. Most often, this damage is to the ones closest to them.
For the most part however, people hate to be around negative people. That’s unless they themselves are also negative. If so, they’ll get together to grunt back and forth, all the junk they’ve been spreading. This group of friends can usually be found with a permanent frown on their face.
I know some people, who, when I see them coming; they feel as if they have to say something negative about somebody before I walk off. If I try to cheer them up, they’ll get bored with me, and go find someone else to depress.
Not only do they live in a constant search for dirt, but also they often live with bad health. You know it’s been proved, that people who smile, live longer than people who don’t. Some of you haven’t smiled in so long, you may find it hard to even finish reading this devotional.
“The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom.” In other words, they contribute helpful things. They know the difference between what is beneficial, and what is destructive in another’s life. They share constructive comments that guide in growth, and not harm. Let’s live life with joy in our heart.
“I’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, down in my heart.” Is that true? Then bring it up to your face, and let everyone know.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Kings 21 – 2 Kings 1 / Proverbs 10:30-32
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Samuel 16-17 / Luke 19:28-48
Living In His Word Ministries
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