Keep Right (Part 2)
In making forward progress, God has designed a spiritual autobahn—a wide-open super-highway with no speed limits. You can grow as fast as you are willing to accelerate your spiritual disciplines. And you can cover as much ground as you are willing to clock on your odometer. But you must never disregard God's "Keep Right" signs all along the way.
God's Word has posted several "Keep Right" verses like signs along the road. Yesterday, we considered Proverbs 8:6. We will look at another one today.
Proverbs 16:13—“Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right." The first part is the character--the source of the fountain. The second part is the flow from the fountain. Notice that a righteous person--a person of moral excellence and spiritual conviction-- is the delight of a leader.
Why is speaking right so highly prized? Because it is really the hardest thing in all the world to do. If you can control your tongue, you can control any other part of your body (see James 3:2). Keeping right does get easier when you start with the tongue.