Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Proverbs 21:23 -- On Keeping Our Souls from Trouble

"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles."
Proverbs 21:23

Sometimes a simple verse is enough.  No complex brain work today. :)  I like this one because it helps us to zoom in on a very narrowly focused, achievable goal: to watch what we say.  It is similar to Matthew 6:22, which talks about eyes instead, but has the same theme of focusing on God.

Now of course by "achievable" I don't mean easy.  I think back just on today and there are quite a few things I should not have said, and probably several that I could have and should have, but didn't.  But that's why we're here... to keep trying until we figure it out. :)

Today, let's keep trying.  Let's not get overwhelmed with all of our weaknesses, but instead focus on something like this--something specific we can work on.  And if we can do this small thing, then we are each protecting our "soul from troubles," which sounds really, really good, and seems like a pretty awesome reward for such a little effort.  God is cool like that.

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