"Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything" (Proverbs 13:3 NLT).
If a true believer’s salvation is severely challenged, the end result is always a reaffirmation of faith. That’s a wonderful fruit to bear in the soul.
2 Cor 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
A good friend seeks to restore a “dislocated joint” in the Body of Christ, regardless of how painful the process of doing so might be.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
"So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls." (James 1:21 - NLT)
"For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18)
"The grass withers and the flowers fade but the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8).
The words of the wise are like cattle prods--painful but helpful. Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd drives the sheep. - Ecclesiastes 12:11 (NLT)
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