March 26–Proverb A Day–Day 26


Today’s Proverb:
Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.  Proverbs 26:20 [NKJV]

Today’s Thought:
This verse is saying that gossip is like wood fueling a fire.
By withholding wood from a fire you cause it to go out and in same way you could cause a quarrel to cease by withholding gossip.
Therefore, we need to resist the urge to gossip or repeat things,  even if they are true, and so will bring peace instead of strife into our relationships.

Joe Fenton Comic based on Proverbs 26:20
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Used with Permission


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Today’s Action:


  • I will resist the urge to gossip or repeat things
  • I will do my best to bring peace in all situations
  • I will only speak things that edify others

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