Proverbs 6 is broken into five segments, so we will be looking at one section each day.
Today read Proverbs 6: 1-5.
So, how many times have you been known to 'put your foot into your mouth'?
We all have at one time or another. Let's face it...nothing gets us in more trouble than our mouth.
Have you ever lost sleep over it?
According to this passage, we are to seek forgiveness before we even do what?
I wonder how many nights I have fallen to sleep without seeking forgiveness or making things right with someone after I opened my big mouth?
Today, while going about your tasks, be conscience of your mouth. Purposely try to use it for loving, kindness, uplifting another. If you get into an argument, or mess up, ask forgiveness. Don't be rude. Even in public, or while driving. You think that other driving doesn't know what you're mouthing to him? He at least knows the attitude behind it!
Read verse 6 again. Just think of the feeling the gazelle has...he knows he is being hunted, he tries everything, running, dodging, jumping, hiding. And all of a sudden when he thinks he just can't make it anymore, he knows this is the end, he looks behind him...and he's free! He is no longer being hunted! That feeling of freedom is what God wants for us.
It is much better than that "Oh, man, I just put my foot in my mouth again" feeling.