Read: Proverbs 16-18
Marked: Proverbs 16:23, The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips.
Proverbs is what is known as wisdom literature. In it we learn that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Through the Word of God our thinking is transformed and our heart is changed.
Of course, we can read and read the Bible and not be impacted by it. It must not simple be read, but it must be applied. As the Word changes our thinking and our hearts, let it teach our mouths as well.
Our mouth can be like an open tomb; with our tongues we practice deceit; and the poison of asps can be under our lips (Romans 3:13). Which of us has not gotten into trouble because of something we’ve said?
So, a wise man learns through the application of God’s Word to control his tongue.