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Devotions for Life

That Terrible Tongue

Ponder: Controlling our speech

Scripture: “By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will
be condemned” (Matthew 12:37 NKJV).

Few things are opened by mistake more often than the mouth. Who among us cannot
think of dozens of times we ought to have kept silent? James issues an ominous warning:
“If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives
his own heart, this one’s religion is useless”
(James 1:26).


The Fool’s Theme Song

Text Ecclesiastes 10:9 
9  Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.

Solomon has had much to say about the fool. The book of Ecclesiastes has dozens of references
to him. But in 10:19 Solomon seems to sum up the life philosophy of the fool. This philosophy is
described in three statements:


Beware The Band Wagon

Ponder: Seeing discipleship through to completion.

Scripture: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’
doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers” (Acts 2:42 NKJV).

In bygone days, a band would play upon a decorated wagon at the front of a parade.
As spectators applauded, other people jumped onboard, hoping to share in the glory.
When the music and applause ended, the extras jumped right back off. Thus, joining
any popular trend came to be called “climbing onto the band wagon.”