The Tongue of the Wise (Proverbs)

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:21

1. The tongue of a wise person is attractive (10:20; 20:15).

2. The tongue of a wise person is controlled

… in the number of words it speaks (10:19).

… in what it reveals (11:12, 13).

3. The tongue of a wise person is effective

… for imparting wisdom (13:14).

… for encouraging the faint-hearted (16:24).

… for exhorting others (16:23).

… for rebuking the wayward (25:12).

4. The tongue of a wise person is honest (12:17; 14:25).

5. The tongue of a wise person is humble (27:2).

Author: Randy McKinion

Besides being a husband and father, I teach at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH.

3 thoughts on “The Tongue of the Wise (Proverbs)”

  1. Great post. My wife leads a small group for teenage girls at our church. We have developed a simple handout, very much like this post that she regularly uses with the girls to help them stay focussed on honoring our Lord with their speech.

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