McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Lev 2-3, Jn 21, Pr 18, Col 1
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment. (Pr 18:1)
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
A fool’s lips walk into a fight,
and his mouth invites a beating.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits. (Pr 18:2, 6-8, 21)
These Proverbs show the danger that we can get into with our words. There are plenty more scatters throughout the book. James in the New Testament also expounds on the power of the tongue. We need to listen and think before we speak lest we hurt others our ourselves.