Better your foot slips than your tongue!
Posted on: November 8, 2016
Learn to direct and control your tongue by speaking words that are necessary and full of power. By your words you will be justified or condemened.
“I tell you, on the day of judgement people will give account for every careless word they speak,
for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”(Matthew 12: 36,37)
That’s Jesus speaking to us right here, right now.
Did you know, your words are bridges, doors, walls or windows?
Always Control Your Tongue
Uncommon achievers pay great importance to the words they speak. (Mike Murdock)
Did I just hear you say “seriously”?
Better the foot slips than the tongue.
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Meditate on what is good.
Jesus says’ out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks’. (Luke 6:45)
We know the tongue directs our lives, so how do we direct our tongues?
To speak good things, your heart must first be filled with good things.
Too many times we focus on bad news and we thrive on gossip.
But the bible exhorts us to meditate on what is pleasing to God.
Meditate on the truth which is the word of God not on your circumstance which is subject to change.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Speak only what is necessary.
There are no slips of the tongue. What fills your heart will eventually find its way out of your mouth. ( proverbs 26:18,19)
Learn from Jesus. He didn’t want to be the life of the party or fill in awkward silences by speaking unnecessary words.
Jesus was a man of few words! He spoke only what was necessary.
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Be slow to speak.
Proverbs 29:20 says “Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
Someone once said ‘God has given us double-doors to curb our tongue.He has given us lips and teeth’ (Psalm 141: 3)
Imitate Jesus not satan.
James 3:10 “Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing”. That sounds like a forked tongue to me.
Now who has a tongue like that! You’re right, a snake.
The bible states that the serpent of old is none other but satan.
He is the father of lies and deception.
Who are we imitating, Our Father in heaven or the father of lies?
Begin by filling your heart with things that are noble, good, trustworthy and Holy.
So at all times your words will be seasoned with salt.
Never trust your tongue when you are bitter.
What is filling your heart?
What are you speaking ?
Roar like a Lion:
I guard my mouth therefore I preserve my life.(Prov 3:13)
My speech is always gracious, seasoned with salt.(Col 4:6)
My tongue brings healing to all because I am wise.(Prov 12:18)
Pray in agreement with me:
Lord give me the tongue of the wise and let my speech always be seasoned with salt.
Let my tongue be gentle and let no corrupt word proceed out of my mouth in Jesus name. Amen.(Eph 4:29, Prov 15:4, Col 4:6)