stoneshms.jpg - 54764 Bytes
Our Priority,

Our Philosophy,

Our Position,

Our Programs,

Our Physical LocationOutside Links-

Baptist Bastion,

Books and Bibles Online,

HomeSchool Sailor,

Fundamentally Basic,

Religions & Cults,

More Christian ResourcesSupported Missions,

Other Missions,

World Church DirectoryRecent Additions to Our Site
Home PageSermons in Type,

Sermons on Tape,

Doctrinal WritingsOur Pastor,

Our PeopleAsk the Pastor,

Pastors Pen Online,

Memorization,

Daily Devotions
galley.gif - 2962 Bytes
......................
Ask the Pastor
......................
red_tri.gif - 202 Bytes Pastor's Pen
......................
Memorization
......................


Quick Links
clear.gif - 808 Bytes
clear.gif - 808 BytesOur Priorities
clear.gif - 808 BytesOur Constitution
clear.gif - 808 BytesOur Pastor
clear.gif - 808 BytesOur Programs
clear.gif - 808 BytesOur Location
clear.gif - 808 BytesOur Missionaries

......................
Favorites
clear.gif - 808 Bytes
clear.gif - 808 BytesGoogle Search
clear.gif - 808 BytesAsk the Pastor
clear.gif - 808 BytesDoctrinal Writings
clear.gif - 808 BytesFresh Supplies

......................

Thank you for visiting. Please send spiritual comments to Pastor's Pen

......................

Please e-mail all other comments to WindJammer

......................

Ambassador Baptist Church
1926 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
(412)822-7255
clear.gif - 808 Bytes
clear.gif - 808 Bytes clear.gif - 808 Bytes
Pastor's Pen - February 13, 2008
clear.gif - 808 Bytes pp.gif - 1611 Bytes clear.gif - 808 Bytes
Pathways Through Proverbs
Daily Devotional

February 13, 2008

Today's Reading - Proverbs 13
Click above for full KJV Online

Today's Pathway: previous - - - - - - - - - - - - next
Click above to go directly to TP
Following Scripture Verses


Proverbs
Chapter 13
  1. A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
  2. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
  3. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
  4. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
  5. A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
  6. Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
  7. There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
  8. The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
  9. The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
  10. Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
  11. Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
  12. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
  13. Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
  14. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
  15. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
  16. Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
  17. A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
  18. Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
  19. The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
  20. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
  21. Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
  22. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
  23. Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
  24. He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
  25. The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.


Back to Top


Today's Pathway:
You may click on verses for Scripture
Proverbs 13:03

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
- Proverbs 13:3

 Here is a simple principle that Solomon is attempting to teach to his son: learn to keep your mouth shut and you will stay out of trouble. James 1:19 tells us,

"Let every man be swift to hear, (and) slow to speak".
Have you ever thought of saying something, decided against it, and were very glad later that you hadn't spoken? I think we all have had that experience at some point. Perhaps a husband gets angry at his wife and begins to say something hurtful, but chooses not to speak instead. His bitter words would have hurt his relationship with her, and by keeping quiet he has helped his marriage. An enraged parent thinks about saying something insulting to his child, but realizes that he should not, and does not. His willingness to hold his tongue is going to have a good effect upon his ability to raise his offspring. A woman wants to blurt something out to a friend about someone else, but chooses not to, and then finds out later that her information was incorrect. She has saved the other person's reputation and kept herself from embarrassment.

 The man who is quick to open his mouth brings destruction upon himself. He may speak without thinking, and make statements that will ultimately prove to be false, thus damaging his credibility. He may spew out blasphemous words and offend the Holy God. He may burst out with hateful words, and thus destroy his family or his relationship with his employer.

 Be careful that the words you are about to say are the ones that the Lord wants you to say, and ones that will help the situation, not damage it. Always think before you speak, because you can be sure that you will have plenty of time afterwards to think about the foolish things you have already said.

Pastor Mark J Montgomery

 previous - - - - - - - - - - - - next



Return to Top
Return to The Pastor's Pen
Return to The Galley
His Majesty's Service
Home of Ambassador Baptist Church
1926 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
(412)822-7255
clear.gif - 808 Bytes