It’s a new year and Jenks Christian church is excited for our new series, Proverbs. Proverbs is the lessons in wisdom of Solomon.

For this upcoming Sunday sermon in the Proverb Series, River Oaks Christian church is preaching about Chapter 10: 19-21. The topic is: words. Words have a way of communicating good and poorly sometimes. Here’s the reading from Proverbs 10: 19-21.

Sin is not ended by multiplying words,

but the prudent hold their tongues.

The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,

but the heard of the wicked is of little value.

The lips of the righteous nourish many,

but the fools die for lack of sense.

What exactly does this mean? There are many ideas and suggestions to take away from this lesson.

  • Sometimes our main reason for not sinning is because it brings consequences on ourselves. But, in Proverbs, it illustrates if we sin then we can help others by feeding them.
  • Have people that love and care about you evaluate your words and theirs. Do those words bring you down or build you up?
  • If we’re working together and are wise, we can share a “choice silver” that will be valuable to others. Sometimes wise and unwise look the same. How? For example, you took out a piece of silver from your pocket to show everyone. Next, you bring out an item that resembles silver but it is fake. As for over time, the words we choose to speak and use will either discolor or color our lives. Choosing silver won’t.
  • One good takeaway from this up coming’s week sermon in Proverbs is to learn to listen. When we listen more and talk less, we can reduce the risk of saying something unwise or hurtful.

These takeaways are a great demonstration of how people perceive us when we speak and how we perceive them as they speak. Listening more and talking less is an important one to remember because we can truly get a sense of what people are saying rather than cutting them off and saying something irrelevant.

Word choice can be difficult. We want to use words to encourage, build up, and help others. We don’t want to use our words to hurt anyone. The words of the godly encourage others. The big picture and idea to take from this message is:

-A wise person carefully uses his or her words to lift up others

River Oaks Christian church in Jenks would love to have you as a guest this coming Sunday or any given Sunday. Our bible school starts at 9:30 AM and worship follows it at 10:30 AM.

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