May 10 / Proverbs 10 / Mark 12


Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Every day we speak words, each one marked by either wisdom or folly.Jesus said we will give account “for every careless word” (Matt.12:36)…Wisdom transforms how we use words. “The lips of knowledge are a precious jewel” (Prov.20:15). Thoughtful words are a rare treasure in this world of trivial chatter. When a “precious jewel” comes from the lips of a wise person, others pay attention. Literal jewels might catch people’s eyes, but jewel-like words catch people’s ears. It was said of Jesus, “No one ever spoke like this man!” (John 7:46).

-from The Gospel Transformation Bible

Mark 12:28-34

The two most important commandments of all:

1st Love God with your whole being

2nd Love others deeply

We can spend our whole life training ourselves to live these two life-giving, life-changing, God-given mandates of love. And it would be well worth dedicating our lives to these two since this is the only way to really change the world. It is the one sure way to make the world a better place to live in.

So why do we focus so much energy on so many other things?

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