As we move farther along into the book of Proverbs, we continue to see many verses that go along with the main theme: wisdom. We also see more verses on humility, as well as the importance of keeping a hold on our tongues.
There are so many good verses in each chapter, it is hard to narrow it all down to one blog post! 🙂
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Prov. 18:10
This is a favorite verse of mine. There have been many times in my life where I have felt extremely weak, either from circumstances or depression. Knowing that the Lord is a STRONG TOWER gives me hope and peace. Knowing that He is there for me, anytime I need that refuge (which is so very often!)
So many times I think we run to other places, other people, other things. We forget that we have a Strong Tower in our Savior…and when we run to Him, we are safe.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Prov.18:21
Here is yet another verse describing the power of our tongue and the words we speak. We saw this same principle outlined in chapter 13 as well, about guarding our words. I think these verses truly tie into the theme of wisdom we have been seeing.
The ability to control our tongues (which most of us would agree is pretty difficult!) is one of the biggest markers of wisdom. Would you agree? I certainly don’t think any of us will perfect this wisdom or self-control here on this earth…however, we can be growing in this wisdom daily.
Once again, prayer. Prayer coupled with God’s Word. We can’t expect to grow more like Him if we’re never spending time with Him, ya know?
Precious Father, oh how You love us. How grateful I am that You desire to spend time with me. So many times I take this beautiful relationship for granted and don’t come before you, my Strong Tower, like I should. Forgive me. Forgive me for running to other people or other things to fill the voids in my life instead of running to You, the ultimate Healer. Continue to grow in me a heart of wisdom, so filled with love for those around me, that only grace-filled words come out of my mouth. And, Lord, when I do mess up, please give me the grace and humility to apologize quickly.