Hind's Feet Ministry
| YOUR WORDS, YOUR JUDGMENT |
|When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. –Proverbs 10:19
He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. –Proverbs 13:3
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. –Proverbs 17:27
I contemplated on what to write about today, but after turning to God, the subject became quite obvious. I don’t know about you, but one of the hardest things I faced as a Christian was learning to guard my mouth. I often blurted out things without thinking, and I found myself always having to defend myself and apologize for what was said. The ironic part of this whole testimony, however, is that I always felt convicted before saying something wrong, but for some strange reason, I couldn’t seem to stop myself. Why was this bad habit so difficult to break?
Society teaches us to say what we feel when we feel, but God teaches us to only say what we think or feel when it is appropriate and edifying to the Spirit. It is as simple as that. I am not going to type a drawn out sermon on a topic that I know we are all familiar with. The tongue is one of the most powerful instruments we have as Christians. It possesses the power of life and death! (The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself a set on fire by hell. –James 3:6)
Your tongue is more powerful than you probably ever imagined. Use it with care! Think before you speak! Guard your lips as you guard your life! Use your words with restraint! Listen to the conviction of the spirit within you before you open your mouth; your words can be damaging! By doing these, you will be save yourself and those who hear you. Please take a look at the 3 verses above and let them minister to you and guard your steps.
“But I tell you that men will have to give account of every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” –Matthew 12:36-37
Consider yourselves apprised!
USE YOUR WORDS WITH CARE!
Stay blessed and spread the word.
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