Monday, December 17, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Nehemiah 4:1-23; Haggai 1:1-15; Revelation 9:1-21

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3

A man traveling by train was trying for over an hour to get to sleep in his berth in a Pullman car. Having listened all that time to a screaming baby, he called out to the man who was walking up and down with the baby, “Take that kid to his mother.” The man replied with a tearful voice, “I would gladly do so, my friend, but this baby’s mother is in a casket in the baggage car.” How we need at all times to pray that God would keep the door of our lips. —W. Ross Rainey

A careless word may kindle strife, A cruel word may wreck a life;
A timely word may lesson stress, A loving word may heal and bless. —Author Unknown