Thursday, March 1, 2012

Proverbs 18: 6-8

Today we are going to continue on the same path that we've been following and look at some of the results of being self-absorbed. On Tuesday we talked about that selfishness can lead to self-destruction. Today lets look at some of that self-destruction.

Verse 6--who wants to be around a loud mouthed know-it-all? No one. Usually loud mouths find themselves alienated from others..even to the point of being argumentative with others.

Verse 7--Your mouth is a window to your soul. Did you know that? It really is. When you open it up...others have a clear view of what's inside.

Verse 8--Gossip is self-centeredness. It really is. All you do when you gossip is try to say that you are better than the person you are gossiping about. It's really all about you. The words of a gossip may be as yummy as a big piece of chocolate cake--but they are as bad for you as that piece of cake too.

Final thoughts for self-examination:
1) Are you a know it all that people don't like being around?
2) Go through each day realizing that your mouth is a window to your soul. What do others see when you open your mouth?
3) Virtual cake is just as bad for you as physical cake. Don't partake of it.


Belinda said...

I've never heard it put like this Tonya. My mouth gets me into trouble more than I want to admit. I am learning to curb what I say though. It's an ongoing process and I doubt I will ever have it controlled.

I've always hated gossip and have seldom passed on something I "heard" and even spreading the truth is gossip, so I have to be very careful with that one.

Snoodles said...

Verse 7 and point #2...I need to be careful of that. Thanks for a good post, Tonya.