A fool’s lips walk into a fight,
and his mouth invites a beating.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into the inner parts of the body.
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied;
he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
—Proverbs 18:6-8, 19-21
by: Grace Crouch.
Indulging in gossip, embellishing that fish story, telling half truths to make the actual story sound a little bit better, lying about your child‘s age to get a cheaper ticket. Are these so wrong? Does it matter what the size of the lie is?
“A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul” (Proverbs 18:7, KJV).