“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
Keeps his soul from troubles.”
[Prov. 21:23, Bible, NKJV]
“Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words.”
[Prov. 23:9, Bible, NKJV]
“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing.
To practice wicked works
With men who work iniquity;
And do not let me eat of their delicacies.”
[Psalms 141:3-4, NKJV]
He who has knowledge spares his words,
And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
[Prov. 17:27-28, Bible, NKJV]
Psalm 118:9 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes (congressmen, judges, officials, bureaucrats).”
Acts 17-6-7 “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.”
Seeking Christ and His Authority
2 Timothy 2:8 “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.”
Philippians 3:8-10 ” . . . I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ . . . that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death . . .”