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1."Even so the tongue
is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a
matter a little fire kindleth!"
(James 3:5). The tongue
has power even as a fire.
no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is
good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers"
(Ephesians 4:29). We are not to speak rotten words in anger,
but words that build them up and words that will give them favor.
"A wholesome tongue
is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit"
(Proverbs 15:4). What we say will effect the lives of others and
also our lives for healing or for destruction.
"There is that
speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is
health" (Proverbs 12:18). Our tongue
can be sharp and piercing as a sword or a means of bringing healing to
"Pleasant words are
as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones"
(Proverbs 16:24). We should stop to consider how our words
may effect ourselves and others.
"Judge not, that ye
be not judged" (Matthew 7:1). When we
judge others, it is like a boomerang. It comes back to hit us
in the face.
not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be
condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven"
(Luke 6:37). To the degree that we judge others, we,
ourselves, are to be
"Bless them which
persecute you: bless, and curse not" (Romans
12:14). Even when people do something bad to us, we are to
speak well of them.
not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his
brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth
the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but
a judge" (James 4:11). We are not to
judge others, but allow God to be the judge. He does a much
job than we do.
"A word fitly spoken
is like apples of gold in pictures of silver"
(Proverbs 25:11). Think of it this way: Our words
are to be precious as gold, framed in a smile of silver.
"Death and life are
in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit
thereof" (Proverbs 18:21). Our words
with them to produce the fruit which we will eat.
fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once
named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor
foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather
giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor
unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any
inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God"
(Ephesians 5:3-5). We are not to use vulgar or filthy
language or even make jokes at the expense of others.
"Out of the same
mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought
not so to be" (James 3:10). We are
only to have a pure stream of blessings come out of our mouth.
are speaking well of others.
"Let your speech be
alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to
answer every man" (Colossians 4:6).
Grace is God's undeserved favor. Give others a break, after
has given us grace.
"Thou shalt not take
the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him
guiltless that taketh his name in vain" (Exodus
the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits"
(Psalms 103:2). We are not to use God's name in vain, but we are to speak well
16."But I say unto you,
Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne"
(Matthew 5:34). "But
let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more
than these cometh of evil" (Matthew 5:37).
Instead of swearing, we should just say, "Yes, Sir." or "No,
"This book of the law
shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day
and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is
written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then
thou shalt have good success" (Joshua 1:8).
Whatever we say should line up with the Bible.
"For in many things
we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect
man, and able also to bridle the whole body"
(James 3:2). The person who controls his tongue can control
his whole body.
verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be
thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his
heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to
pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith" (Mark 11:23). We will come to say that which we
but what we speak has power to produce.
20."And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith
as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove
hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be
impossible unto you" (Matthew 17:20). Notice:
Jesus said, "... say
unto this mountain."
21."For he that will
and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips
that they speak no guile" (I
If we want to love life and live long, we should not speak
evil about others.
"A man's belly shall
be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his
lips shall he be filled" (Proverbs 18:20).
Our mouth produces fruit! Our lips produces a filling. The
question is, "What kind of fruit does it produce?"
23."I create the fruit of the
lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near,
saith the LORD; and I will heal him" (Isaiah
57:19). God says that He brings into being what we speak.
Within, a certain framework, we may change our destiny by
what we say.
every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in
the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the
can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison"
(James 3:7-8). Herein is the problem:
no one can by self effort fully tame the tongue!So, what is
good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that
which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart
his mouth speaketh" (Luke 6:45). What
we put into are hearts will be what comes out of our mouths. We must be careful of what we put into our
heart! What we put into
our heart determines what comes out of the mouth! What we put
in our heart is what we think
about, what we ponder, what we meditate upon.
1."For as he thinketh in his
heart, so is he ...."
(Proverbs 23:7). The thoughts which we think will produce attitudes
which also produce the words which come out of our mouths which produce
additional effects into our lives and in the lives of others.
the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to
the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations,
every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (II Corinthians 10:4-5).
The battleground is in
the mind with the thoughts that we think; therefore, we are responsible
to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.