From thy Mouth
By contributing writer Broderick Slaughter
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who knows it all that everything you try to add is pushed away as nonsense and nonvaluable?
Thy mouth is a window to the heart; you choose whether to kill or heal relationships by what you say. In the Proverbs, Solomon is on a mission to teach others to be respectful but firm in attitude through conversations with others.
Proverbs 14:3-4 states, “A fool’s proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe. Without oxen, a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.”
We all remember the scripture Proverbs 13:24. Solomon already showed us that we are not to “spare the rod” in disciplining our children, but through love, discipline is necessary. He stated again that by understanding the principles of respect and correct altitudes, we can reduce the chances of disrespect in the younger generations so they can grow up with godly principles.
Solomon told us in Proverbs 10:13 that wise words come to form the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod. Talking or acting foolish is not of God. We must carry ourselves differently than the world, so they know how to maintain themselves.
To help with this, we need to ask God for help.
- God provides an understanding of who He is
- He helps us show love and compassion
- We grow in the knowledge of the Lord Almighty
- He magnifies what it is to be patient and have humility
We can have obedience and faith to desire closeness to God.
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Broderick is a man of God, devoted father, and loving husband. He is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration and transitioning into entrepreneurship. Broderick enjoys art, photography and is a fitness enthusiast. He loves to motivate people to push past their struggles to reach the purpose God intended them to have. He often reminds others, “Never limit yourself, we are here for a purpose.”