Friday, 12 June 2020

No wood for the fire

34 Best quotes about gossip images in 2020 | Quotes, Life quotes ...
Have you ever gone to make a fire and suddenly realised you have run out of wood? It's a little frustrating to say the least. The obvious reality is this: no wood or fuel = no fire. It's as simply as that! So, this is exactly the point of today's proverbs from chapter 26. The way we speak about others can be like fuel on a fire.

"Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
    so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.

Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware
    are fervent[a] lips with an evil heart.
Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,
    but in their hearts they harbour deceit.
Though their speech is charming, do not believe them,
    for seven abominations fill their hearts." - Proverbs 26: 20-25

I am challenged to think before I speak and to ask myself if my conversation is helping in a situation or just adding fuel to the fire.

"What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth." - Jewish Proverb"He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue" - Mark Twain

What do you feel?

Living in Grace


No comments: