Thursday, January 31 — Psalm 18:30–36
2 Chronicles 1,2; Acts 17:29–18:7
Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18
Look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. James 3:4-5
Loving Teacher, help us to pray before we speak harsh words that we cannot take back, ever-reminding us that words hurt, and we are sometimes slow to heal. Give us strength to forgive those whose words are like swords to our hearts. We look to you for your continuous love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.