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Proverbs 12:13 NIV

By January 12, 2023No Comments

“Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.”‬‬

What a great reminder. I suspect most of us have seen this play out. Solomon is pretty much guaranteeing that those who speak lies end up with the repercussions of those lies coming back on them. In a practical sense lies are a lot of work to maintain and often unravel quickly with very light scrutiny. In a spiritual sense God puts a hedge around the innocent and allows the attempt to besmirch them to go back on the evildoer. Scripture is full of examples and clear teaching that we reap what we sow. God’s teachings show that the result of sin always ends in death. That is not just physical sinful acts or even patterns of sinful thinking but sinful talk brings deadly consequences as well. Death in relationships, productivity or even physically can all come from sin. The upside of this verse is that if we walk innocently, pure in our behavior and talk, God Himself protects us. That’s an amazing truth to consider. The all powerful, ever present God of the universe and all eternity will protect you. That’s a pretty good place to find yourself. Today guard your speech and flourish in the presence and protection of the creator. #BeTheEdge

“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?””Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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