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Speaking Without Pausing (UnAshamed)

Really enjoyed writing up this post that I worked on over at UnAshamed Christian Housewife. Wanted to share a snippet here. 🙂

Many women cherish the Proverbs 31 woman, and I think it helps to look at Proverbs, as a whole, to learn what it means to be a woman of Proverbs. Today, I want to focus on a scripture in Proverbs 15, related to how we should respond. 

Most women I know love to talk. Myself, included! 

We want to know how people are doing. If we see a problem, we desire to help others. Talking can be such a blessing and an encouragement. But talking can also bring sorrow and bitterness to the heart. 

  • (ESV) Proverbs 15:23, “To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!”
  • (ESV) Proverbs 25:11, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”

Men certainly can benefit from these scriptures, as well. But I want to speak to the ladies here. Our words tend to carry more emotions, more weight, behind what we say. The same relates to our ears. We are more particular, in detail, when it comes to words. This can be both a good and bad thing. 

Too much sensitivity can make us overlook Biblical truths simply because we, “don’t like how that makes us feel,” when listening to others. At the same time, when we become emotional, we can often speak hastily. We listen to respond, instead of taking in what someone is saying. 

  • (ESV) Proverbs 15:14, “The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.”
  • (ESV) Proverbs 15:04, “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”
  • (ESV) Proverbs 14:29, “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”

Scripture tells us if we lack understanding because we lack knowledge, we feed on folly…. (If you would like to read the rest of the post, please check out: Speaking Without Pausing on UnAshamed Christian Housewife.)

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4 thoughts on “Speaking Without Pausing (UnAshamed)

    1. Heart, mind, soul. There are so many scriptures in Proverbs that connect the heart and mouth. We know from the New Testament the heart is the storehouse. It’s everything. And you’re so right, it’s not the tongue itself that needs tamed. It’s us, and this is why we need Jesus so much. We can’t change on our own. ❤ 🙂

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      1. So true. It’s hard enough at times when we do have him as our Savior. But we hopefully just keep growing in his love – then the heart will speak and be kinder.

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      2. We have His promise that the Advocate will come to those who put their faith in Him and His atonement sacrifice. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and the judgment to come. (John 16:08) And after we have received His salvation, we have the hope of continued transformation ❤ What a reminder every day when we fall short the promise Christ gives us. His forgiveness is everything. We need to seek Him so much. The Father rebukes those He loves, even though it's difficult to experience. Through Christ, we are being transformed from the inside out. May His truth continue to prick our spirit. 🙂

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