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We can do a lot of damage with our speech. A wise heart is careful about what and when to speak.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 10:8-19

ESV Text: Proverbs 10:8-19

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:44 and ends at about 2:9

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     8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

     9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

     10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

     11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

     12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

     13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

     14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

     15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

     16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

     17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

     18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

     19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 422:
Savior, I Follow On

— Organ Audio

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1. Savior, I follow on, 
Guided by Thee, 
Seeing not yet the hand 
That leadeth me. 
Hushed be my heart and still, 
Fear I no further ill, 
Only to meet Thy will 
My will shall be. 

2. Riven the rock for me 
Thirst to relieve, 
Manna from heaven falls 
Fresh every eve. 
Never a want severe 
Causeth my eye a tear 
But Thou dost whisper near, 
“Only believe.” 

3. Often to Marah’s brink 
Have I been brought; 
Shrinking the cup to drink, 
Help I have sought; 
And with the prayer’s ascent 
Jesus the branch hath rent, 
Quickly relief hath sent, 
Sweetening the draught. 

4. Savior, I long to walk 
Closer with Thee; 
Led by Thy guiding hand, 
Ever to be 
Constantly near Thy side, 
Quickened and purified, 
Living for Him who died 
Freely for me. 

Hymn: LSB 842 Son of God, Eternal Savior