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Daily Devotional

Speech and Maturity

Proverbs 10-12; Romans 10

“The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” Proverbs 10:8, 14, 17, 19

One of the marks of spiritual maturity is self-control in speech. The heart overflows through our speech. With spiritual maturity comes a surrendered, yielded heart full of love. Our words are sometimes a distraction from listening to God and to others. With maturity comes grace to listen before we speak. The quickness of our reply, the amount of words we use throughout the day and the care with which we speak, are all areas of attention for a disciple of Christ. We are in a process of growing into maturity if the Holy Spirit is at work in our lives. Our speech indicates where we are on that journey.

“Lord Jesus, you are at work in my heart. I pray for your grace, self-control and love to mark my listening and my speech this day.”

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Daily Prayer Guide

H & K
Please pray for this young family as they continue to serve in Central Asia and to learn the language and culture of the people group whom they live among. Pray for courage and compassion as they build friendships with their neighbours. Pray also for the health and strength of their children, especially for the new baby. Pray for peace and joy in their relationships with Jesus.

O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. ~ Isaiah 33:2

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