Wisdom with our Words

Queens Herald Church https://www.qhc.org

Today’s Bible passages come from Proverbs 18:21, Matthew 12:34-37, and Proverbs 6:16-19.

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
     and those who love it will eat its fruit.

34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17     haughty eyes,
        a lying tongue,
        hands that shed innocent blood,
18     a heart that devises wicked schemes,
        feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19     a false witness who pours out lies
        and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.