Tag: talk

  • The Bible’s Proverbs on Speech (Wise and Foolish Talk)

    If you read my family devotionals, or if we’ve talked about spiritual matters in recent years, you probably know that I am a big fan of The Daily Bible. In fact, it has been one of my top five purchases ever. For this post, I’m going to “borrow” from The Daily Bible’s topical organization of the…

  • Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk),” we looked at how our speech is determined by our thoughts and that, if we want to make our speech more Christ-like, then we must make our thoughts more Christ-like. Today, I want to look at another aspect of our speech: cursing. Yesterday,…

  • December 20 – Letters from James and Jude

    Reading James 1:1-5:20 Jude 1-25 Devotional At the same time Paul and other apostles are working to spread the gospel, other important leaders within the church are also working and writing. Two of these men are James and Jude. These men are generally believed to be the James and Jude who were brothers of Jesus,…

  • September 16 – Sometimes Young People Must Confront the Older

    Reading Job 32:1-37:24 Devotional Now that Job’s three friends—Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar—have finally run out of things to say to Job, we are introduced to a young man named Elihu who has been present throughout the dialogue thus far, but is just now choosing to speak. Elihu accuses the other three of condemning Job despite…

  • May 21 – Wise and Truthful Speech

    Reading Wise and Foolish Talk – Prov. 14:3; 15:2, 7; 16:23; 18:6-7; 19:1; 23:15-16 Righteous and Wicked Talk – Prov. 10:20-21, 31-32; 11:11; 12:13-14; 13:2; 15:28; 17:4 Appropriate Speech – Prov. 15:23; 16:21, 24; 25:11; 27:14 Maintaining Silence – Prov. 10:19; 12:23; 13:3; 17:28; 18:13; 21:23 Controlled Speech – Prov. 15:1; 17:27; 25:15; 26:28; 28:23;…

  • Church Notes: Kids Lesson on Listening

    Kids’ lesson on the subject of Listening.