Be Encouraged and Encourage Someone Else

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The Word of God encourages us to be careful of the words that we speak and let our words be few. Our words should not be filled with arrogance or pride, or for the sake of appearance. Let our words be for righteousness and truth so they cause no harm.

Ecclesiastes 5(NLT)

[a]As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. It is evil to make mindless offerings to God. [b]Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few.

Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.

When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him. It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it. Don’t let your mouth make you sin. And don’t defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make God angry, and he might wipe out everything you have achieved.

Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.

Proverbs 10:18-19 (NLT)

18 Hiding hatred makes you a liar;
    slandering others makes you a fool.

19 Too much talk leads to sin.
    Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)

21 The tongue can bring death or life;
    those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

Be blessed, keep God first and keep looking up,

Cheryl

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