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Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Scripture: Proverbs 10:32
"The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness."

“Speech is a wonderful talent. How much more will God be glorified with pleasant speech of, or in regard to, His blood-bought heritage than with faultfinding. Clouds will come; wicked speech will come from those who are enemies of the truth, to oppress the righteous; but never let haughty and accusing words come from any believers against other believers. Have we not enough of God's tokens and blessings to keep our mouth filled with thanksgiving and praise, and glorify Him?

“Will you be justified in uttering expressions of ill feeling and ill repute against those whom we suppose have erred? Have we never made any mistakes ourselves? Have we never been in the slough of despond? God help us to bear in mind how hard it is when tempted of the devil to have our own brethren step on the side of the devil, and try to hurt and destroy. When tempted to speak words of faultfinding, begin to sing, ‘Praise ye the Lord.’” 1


1. The Voice in Speech and Song, pp. 151, 152.