Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Power of the Tongue (Part 3)

My Tongue Displays who I Am (James 3:9-12). My words reveal my character. What comes out shows what is inside. This is what the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 12:33-37, "Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” What we learn from this is what ever is that the tongue is a Window to the Heart. The tongue is the messenger of the heart. 

A Person with a Harsh Tongue has an Angry Heart 
A Person with a Negative Tongue has a Fearful Heart 
A person with an Overactive Tongue has an Unsettled Heart 
A Person with a Boasting Tongue has a Prideful Heart 
A Person with a Filthy Tongue has a Impure Heart 
A Person with a Critical Tongue has a Bitter Heart 
A Person with a Sharp Tongue has a Hurting Tongue 
A Person with a Judgement Tongue has an insecure Heart 
A Person with an Encouraging Tongue has a Loving Heart 
A Person with a Gentle Tongue has a Happy Heart 
A Person with a Praising Tongue has a Loving Heart 
A Person who Speaks with a Truthful Tongue has an honest Heart 

There are times that we need heart surgery, we need to be like David and say, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting" (Psalm 139:23-24). What is our tongues revealing about us today? Most of us don't want to be those who tongues do damage. It is interesting that the is only one letter difference between the word "word" and "sword". Our words can be words of encouragement or they can be used as a sword against others. 

We have learn together that our tongue directs us in life. Our tongues can destroys what you have 
and our tongues reveals who you are. Our tongues are very small, but they are very powerful. Proverbs 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue" May the Lord help us to use our tongues for His glory and for the good of those around us! 

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