Wise Hearts « Femina

The following, pulled from Femina Girls, is a fabulous summary of their post entitled Wise Hearts.  The best one, in my opinion, is #4, I think because it is probably the hardest.  Anyway, I got a lot out of this…I hope you do too.

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If we want wise tongues, we need wise hearts. Here are a few ways to get there.

1. Don’t be wise in your own eyes (Prov. 3:7). You may be wrong, incorrect, mistaken. Admit it.

2. Heed God’s Word. When you hear it or read it, do it. Apply it. (Prov. 16:20).

3. Be teachable (Prov. 10:8). Don’t assume you have nothing to learn.

4. Receive correction yourself (Prov. 10:17). Even when you don’t like the way the correction comes.

5. Seek knowledge and store it up (Prov. 15:14 and 10:14).

6. Let your heart be taught first, and it will teach your mouth (Prov. 16:23).

7. Don’t fake love (Prov. 10:18). Ask God for supernatural love; don’t rely on your own supply of human, fallible love.

8. Don’t talk too much. Weigh your words! (Prov. 10:19)

9. Feed people (build them up) with your mouth, and you will be fed yourself (Prov. 13:2).

10. Guard your mouth (Prov. 13:3). Pray with the psalmist: “Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3

Read the entire blog post here:  Wise Hearts « Femina.

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