Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
I think the times the Bible speaks the most clearly and directly to me is when I'm struggling with something. Today I am struggling with something that can so easily turn into sin if I don't get it under control. The part of the verses that spoke to me was where it said to keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Well, I don't have a problem with using foul language or anything like that, but sometimes I do have a problem with talking about people in an unkind way. It's not exactly what you would call gossip, but it's just having a discussion with one person about another person and bringing up all the bad things about them. This is a constant stuggle for me and many times I am able to stop myself by saying, Ok Kathy, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. But today I didn't tell myself that and I talked about the difficult person who is a constant problem in my life. I know it's wrong and that when I do this, it only brings that person down in the eyes of someone else. I need to work on this and keep these verses in my mind.