Today's Verse: Proverbs 12:13

Friday, June 8, 2007

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An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
— Proverbs 12:13
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Our mouths can sure get us into trouble, can't they?! This is especially true when that person's heart is tainted by evil. A person's conversation reveals much about their interior life, and an evil person has much to hide. What does our talk reveal about us? Does it help us escape trouble or reveal festering evil in our souls? After all, our words reveal what is going on in our hearts (Matthew 12:35, 15:18-19), so let's guard our hearts against evil (Proverbs 4:23).

My Prayer...

O Lord God, may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pure and holy in your sight. Through your cleansing power, O Holy Spirit, purify my spirit, heart, and body so that I may serve you in honor and righteousness. Strengthen me so that when I open my mouth, the words that come out reveal that you are in charge of my life. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Proverbs 12:13 — An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.