Think About It!
I have always enjoyed the book of
Proverbs and have found it to be a blessing to read a chapter daily. As I was
studying one morning, the Lord quickened me to notice the word “froward” (see
previous post for more on this word).
8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride,
and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward tongue, do I hate. Froward
tongue – stubbornly, self-willed.
The Word of God is revealing a truth
to us here and the danger in not seeing it and receiving it. We all know the
chapter in James that teaches us about the tongue. It draws a clear picture for
us of how unruly this small member of our body is if we don’t allow the Holy
Spirit to have control over it. If the froward tongue is stubbornly self-willed
then it speaks as it desires, in other words, it is allowed to say what it
How many times have you heard people
even brag about how they say whatever they think? That is not a very wise
person according to the ways of the Lord. We need to think before we speak and
weigh our words, because we are going to either bring life by them or
Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the
tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 4:24 Put away from thee a froward tongue and perverse lips put
far from thee.
Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that
doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
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