Scripture passages for the week:
Proverbs 31 : 26 - She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Proverbs 10 : 11 - The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Proverbs 12 : 18 - The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Ephesians 4 : 29 - Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
1 Timothy 3 : 11 - In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
Proverbs 15 : 1 - A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Luke 6 : 45 - A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Proverbs 4 : 23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 10 : 19 - Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Proverbs 10 : 31 - From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
Proverbs 4 : 24 - Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Boy oh boy, did I need these passages this week. I have been an awful person, and I have been completely trash talking someone to a bunch of different people. I need to stop. Seriously, I need to stop. It is so unladylike for me to gossip and bash this person the way that I have. Just because I may think or feel a certain way, does not mean that I need to vocalize that to another person.