Thursday, November 17, 2011

What Do You Say?

Psalm 34:13
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Psalm 145:5
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

Matthew 12:36
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Doesn't that last verse make you want to put a hand over your mouth? Yikes!

The words that come out of our mouths, and fingers if we are on the Internet, are a reliable gauge of where our heart and mind are residing. Are we speaking life or death? Measure those words before they proudly march out.

In this time of 24/7 news and Internet, it's easy to let emotions rise above wisdom. Often while reviling the evil we see, we can slide into their camp by spouting the same evil.

God's wisdom will always trump and triumph over worldly chatter. Guard your hearts and minds. Soak in the wisdom of God and His Word. Let the Holy Spirit teach you what to say.

Be wise. As the old proverb says - even a fool looks wise if he stays quiet.

Place a guard over your mouth and the words you write. Make them count. Make them adhere to righteousness.

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