Proverbs 13:3(

When I was in grade 8 and 9 one of the biggest things people noticed about me was the fact I didn’t swear (I messed it up more when I got older). Proverbs 13:3 gives some words of wisdom, we are asked to guard our lips because those who speak thoughtlessly will come to ruin.

It is easy to accidently hurt people with our words and once we have said something it is very hard to take it back. Proverbs 13:3 reminds us to guard our lips, lets follow this advice, thinking through what we say. This could be anything from swearing to gossiping.



Proverbs 5:21-23(

As any good father would, God gives us a word of warning in Proverbs 5:21-23. He warns us against evil deeds and lack of discipline, for these things will lead us astray from God. He also reminds us that our ways are in His view. Any professional sports person will tell you discipline is important to be good at their game. It is the same for faith.

Being disciplined isn’t about being boring, it is the wise decision to stay strong and healthy in your faith. Ask God to help you with this, be it praying regularly, devotions (WordSpace) or being part of a faith community.



Proverbs 3:3-4 (

When people talk about Jesus there are a number of things that often get focused on: grace, peace, hope, forgiveness. Two other words that also get used are love and faithfulness, the very words that Proverbs 3:3-4 ask us to keep/bind around our neck.

The writer of this proverb does not expect us to literally hang these two words around our neck, rather it is a metaphor for our lives – displaying love and faithfulness with a result of winning favour with God and man.

Let’s be faithful to God, love Him and love one another as a display of His love and faithfulness to us.


Rabbits & Dassies

Rabbits and Dassies are such cute and cuddly animals. But they are also pretty vulnerable, relying only on speed and being able to hide to survive. Proverbs 30:26 ( highlights the importance of having safe places. These places of refuge help us to survive the pressures life brings – and come out as winners!

Each of us is different – you know your strengths and weaknesses. You can play an active role in protecting yourself. And remember to pray for classmates having to survive dangerous situations every day, even just getting in to school