"The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil." Proverbs 15:28
During devotion this morning, we discussed the above Proverb. As what is usually the case, I just choose a random bit from the Bible. Preparation isn't one of my strong points.
After discussing what the words like "righteous" and "gushes" mean. We started to formulate what the passage was telling us.
I steered our interpretation to reflect how what we say affects those around us. Do our words encourage others or do they make others feel badly?
Evy said, "Oh! We talked about this yesterday!" ("Yesterday" in Evy context means any time in the past.)
Simon piped up with, "I called that man fat at the track."
Simon and Evy are learning! I am not sure I noticed that before. Up till now, I thought my words had been having no permanent effect. We've been going through a blurt phase with both of them. Teaching honesty and sensitivity simulataneously is a parenting hurdle. It is a difficult concept to master. After all, people live their entire lives and never achieve a balance in this respect.
Today, I realized that Simon and Evy are getting it. I'll count that as three A-Ha moments, one for each of them and one for me. This passage was one of our first blessings of the day.