Being a believer is not a private matter. It is a personal matter, but not private. Living out our faith is part of community living. It involves others. Mutual confession leads to mutual prayer.
Spiritual disciplines are spiritual practices by which we experience God and grow in grace and holiness. First Timothy 4:6–7 instructs us to be trained in doctrine and godliness. Spiritual disciplines are the means by which we train in this way.
Speech navigates our lives. Wise speech builds up and is prosperous, while foolish speech breaks down and causes loss. As he continues to address the contrast between wisdom and folly, Solomon turns his attention in 10:12–20 to the evidence of folly in our speech.
Jesus frequently taught about the need for servanthood in his kingdom. In Matthew 20, he once again instructed his disciples about what true servanthood looks like, and pointed to his own life and ministry as the ultimate servant.