Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters;
the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
The wording ‘deep waters’, is a reference to the hidden dark well from which we can draw our speech from. This deep dark well is composed of the ingrained sinful worldview, hurts, bitterness, unbelief, brokenness, selfishness, always viewing others as the problem, etc. In contrast to this deep dark well, we are to speak from the bubbling brook, where Christ is the source of this fountain of life and truth.
In today’s passage, we are being shown that we are to now speak out of this living truth—bubbling brook of Christ, and not from the deep dark waters of sinful habits.
Make a list of how yourself and others are refreshed when we speak out of the bubbling brook of God. Also, make a list of how you and others are affected when our speech is drawn from the deep dark waters of sinful habits.
Today, consider where you draw your thoughts and speech from. Is it from the bubbling brook of God’s love and truth, or is it from the deep dark wells of sinful habits? One way to discern this is by ascertaining if others (including yourself) feel refreshed or worn out from your speech.
Let’s pray today, asking that we will daily draw from the bubbling brook of God’s truth and presence, and ask for the draining and closing of the deep dark wells of sinful habits.