If you speak with purposeful inaccuracy, yes.

Do you turn God’s stomach and make His blood boil?

We have all seen and tasted things that literally upset our stomachs, giving us an overpowering urge to vomit. For many folks, the blood and gore of an accident scene will bring this kind of reaction. For others, merely putting certain foods in their mouths will do the same. Our stomachs turn and convulse.

Some things make us angry. A few things make us very angry. We respond to them with displeasure and indignation. The trigger might be an unkind word or a gross injustice. Whatever the case, our heart rate increases and our blood pressure rises, seemingly to the point of boiling.

image reminding of abominations to God

When I read in Proverbs six that certain things are hateful and abominable to God, I think of turning stomachs and boiling blood. Let’s review some triggers of divine wrath and revulsion as recorded in Proverbs 6:16-19. Continue reading

To speak with nourishing, nurturing, feeding lips

I read in Proverbs 10 this morning. Here you have verses 18-21:

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

When I speak, I want to speak truthfully and honorably, accurately and dependably (Proverbs 10:18).

When I speak, I want to know that I actually should be speaking (instead of sinning through and with too many words) (Proverbs 10:19).

When I speak, I want to speak with a wealth-dispensing tongue (Proverbs 10:20).

When I speak, Continue reading