We are starting to see more and more about what God thinks. The LORD is named eight times in our passage (more than any other chapter since chapter 3).
We have been looking mostly at what it means to live wisely and uprightly in God's world. Tonight we will see a little more about what it means to live wisely and uprightly before God.
We've seen the "tree of life" image used already in Proverbs. The picture reminds us of the tree of life in the Garden in Genesis ‚Äď and the tree of life in the heavenly City in Revelation. A gentle tongue is a tree of life that brings healing.