Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 6:12 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,
The Heart Effects
All We Do
A worthless person, a wicked man. This seems pretty harsh doesn't it. Is what a man says really tied to how he should be identified? You better believe it! A man who goes about all day talking of sex and making jokes of perversion... would we not call him a pervert? And a person who's only concerned with their finances and their means of gaining more... would we not call them greedy? Would it not also be true that one who has crooked speech is a crooked man?
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
The words we speak lay bare the conditions of our heart! No excuses! We must fill our heart and mind with pleasant and holy things. Let's hide Gods word within our heart so that when we speak that is what naturally flows out.