Tongue Power

The other night, during family devotions, we discussed the unbridled and bridled tongue; its power to please God and bless others or the power to curse God and dishonor others.

Your tongue is just that, yours. My tongue, you guessed it, mine. Friends, we have a choice. The question is, we will be doers of the Word and not hearers only…deceiving ourselves (James 1:22)?

Allow me to repeat the verse we read:

“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain” James 1:26.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Psalm 141:3

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the Mouth Speaketh

It never fails…out of the mouth spews what the mind and heart have embedded. If it is filled with bitterness, it spews the rottenness of the flesh. If it is filled with Christ and His Word, it spews Him.

One quote I read years ago said this, “Bitterness is self cannabis.” It eats you from the inside out, and that tongue attached to that mind and heart speaks what it has been fed. But there is another factor that occurs, a seared conscience.

  • Matthew 12:34 “O generation of vipers, how can ye, bring evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”
  • Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasures 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.”

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}