Daily Scripture

Scripture for July 10, 2020

Scripture for the day is Proverbs 25:12, 28:23

Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold
    is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor
    rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord Jesus, when Paul stood before the emperor, though no one else came to his defense, you stood by him and enabled him to speak forthrightly (2 Timothy 4:16-17). Oh, please, stand by me and with me, that I can tell people the truth. Amen.

Scripture for July 9, 2020

Scripture for the day is Proverbs 10:19, 17:27-28

Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
    but the prudent hold their tongues.

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I often love to hear myself talk. I can ramble and hold forth but, while occasionally entertaining, that doesn’t build people up. Your words are perfect – never a wasted one. I will never be able to imitate that, but give me the self-control and wisdom to make each of my words count. Amen.

Scripture for July 8, 2020

Scripture for the day is Proverbs 17:27

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, when Elijah listened for you, you were not in the earthquake, wind, or fire but in the “still, small voice.” Though my sin should provoke you, you do not respond to me in wrath but in grace. Make my words calm and gracious, too. Amen.