August 27

Proverbs 26:22

English Standard Version (ESV)

22 The words of  a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

The unsolicited insinuations of a gossip create lifelong & inescapable suspicions. It’s hazardous to lend your ear!

August 23

 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7a (NKJ).

Whatever we allow to occupy our mind controls us.  Paul says in Philippians 2:5: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”   This includes not only our intellectual capabilities but our will, disposition, and attitude.   We can be “transformed” by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2), taking “captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).