Oct 17, 2013

Guard Your Lips {Proverbs 13:3}

Verse: Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. Proverbs 13:3

Main Idea: There are a couple of quotes that this verse reminds me of: "Always remember to engage brain before opening mouth", and "If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all."  The idea of "guarding" your lips is a great way to look at it.  When you are in the middle of a conversation and you are tempted to say something unkind, untrue, or unhelpful, if you are guarding your lips, those words may not be spoken.

2} When would speaking "rashly" (in a fast or hasty manner) cause a person to "come to ruin"?
3} What are ways you could actively "guard your lips"?  Is it a literal, physical reaction? (Like putting your hand on your mouth). Is it something that you think to yourself to slow yourself down? (Like counting to 10).
4} How can thinking before speaking "preserve your life"?
5} What are situations that you often speak before thinking?  How can you change that?
6} When you are angry, do you think you are more likely to "speak rashly?" Why or why not?

This is the second week in this theme!
Here is the whole month-long theme and memory verses that go with it!

A Kind Answer {Proverbs 15:1}
Guard Your Lips {Proverbs 13:3}
Don't Let the sun go down {Ephesians 4:26-27}
Blessings instead of Cursing {Romans 12:14}

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