For an optional lesson, return to Nave’s Topical Bible to read the verses on “Wisdom in Speaking.” These verses will help us know what to put on when we lay aside our sinful speech habits.
Click again on “Dictionaries” in the “Tools” menu. (App users, tap the verse text,. Then click “Dictionaries” in the options.)
Then scroll down to “Nave’s Topical Bible” and click on the link for “Speaking.” (App users, scroll down to the section labeled “Nave’s Topical Bible.” Then click “Speaking – Wisdom In.”)
- Go to the section labeled “Speaking: Wisdom in.”
- Read all the verses you can in this section, but if your time is limited, focus on the verses from Proverbs. Take notes.
- When finished, review your notes as you ask God to help you speak wisely rather than sinfully.
- Consider focusing for several days on one particular area of wise speech, such as building others up, or giving thanks. Pray at the beginning of the day for victory over your tongue. Post a verse that will remind and encourage you. Set yourself a goal to keep you on track, i.e., “speak encouraging words to each of the children at least once during the day.”
For your children:
Get out drawing materials. Then read and discuss the following verses, and encourage the children to illustrate one or more of them f the following verses about wise speech while they listen to you read:
- Proverbs 10:19-21
- Proverbs 12:18
- Proverbs 20:15
- Proverbs 24:6
- Proverbs 25:11
- Proverbs 29:11