BONUS BIBLE SERIES: Welcome to Proverbs chapter 15 on Build Your Bible Habit. Have you ever said something that got you into trouble, when you knew you should have kept your mouth shut? Many of us have been there, but we can learn how to do better the next time. Chapter 15 opens with verses about the tongue, and continues with more instructions for navigating the daily issues of life. Proverbs 15 is an excellent directional chapter.
You’ve reached the halfway point in building your Bible habit. By applying what we’re learning from these chapters, we're equipping ourselves to walk in wisdom. So many issues of life are related to a simple lack of wisdom, but when we know better, we can do better. Take a little extra time to select a verse of the day, applying it as often as possible. For example, Proverbs 15:1 tells us that "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." The next time you’re tempted to answer someone in a harsh tone, pause and edit your words. By employing the soft answer, you’re putting your learning into action while avoiding unnecessary drama. Building a Bible habit makes us wiser.