The Snake & Tainted Tongues: Know-It-All

“The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.” Proverbs 12:23

Do you attempt to instruct others on performing tasks, but instead of them listening to your instructions, they tell you the work can be done without instructions or assistance?” I experienced this as a team leader and as a supervisor; my response was “Okay, have at it.” But when I inquired later with Miss Know-It-All on the status of completion, it was not close to being done. Why? Not surprisingly, response was “We thought we could complete without instructions.”

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The Snake & Tainted Tongues: Argumentative

“It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel” (Proverbs 20:3).

Have you ever had an argument when you were angry? Or had a heated debate? Or an unsettled discussion using asperity? Are differences in viewpoints on issues such as politics, religion, domestic or work-related issues worth the heartaches from negative outcomes?

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The Snake & Tainted Tongues: Lying

“Just as you dislike when someone lies to you, so does the Lord. In fact, He is incapable of lying — It is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18).

This blog is written specifically for you to ponder questions about lying. Have you ever lied? Has anyone ever lied to you? What are your thoughts on telling fibs? White lies? Tall tales? Untruth? Falsehoods? Stories? Fictions? Rumors? These words are synonymous despite being tailored to sound truthful or less hurtful to someone.

If lies are shared about you, can you identify inuendos in conversations with others? I can, they are so obvious. However, converted Christians are biblically-nourished and do not fall for Satan’s cheap tactics causing one to sin, or do his evil bidding through words, thoughts and deeds. It is not worth giving away peace of mind for foolishness. “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord” (Romans 12:19).

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