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King James Version (Chapter 21) Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles.
True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind
The most ferocious monster in the world has his den just behind the teeth."—Author
I. Misusing the Tongue/Words
“The tongue like a sharp knife.
It kills without drawing blood.”
King James Version (Chapter 12)
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things?
for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
King James Version (Chapter 17)
He that hath knowledge spareth his words:And a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:And he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
B. What it does is inflames people and boasteth great things.
King James Version (Chapter 3)
4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell
For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,
And blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
C. What we say has power and how we say it has power.
King James Version (Chapter 15)
A soft answer turneth away wrath:But grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
King James Version (Chapter 6)
These six things doth the LORD hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, Feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies,And he that soweth discord among brethren.
Using the Tongue:
Mind that Tongue
John Wesley was preaching.
He was wearing a new bow tie with two streamers hanging down from it.
There was a sister in the meeting who didn't hear a word about Jesus, but sat with a long face and saw nothing but those two streamers.
When the service was over she went up and said, "Pardon me, Mr. Wesley, will you suffer a little criticism?"
"Yes," replied Mr. Wesley.
"Well," she said, "Mr.
Wesley, your bow tie is too long, and it is an offense to me."
He said, "Have you a pair of shears?"
After receiving the shears, he handed them to her saying that she would know how they would look best.
She reached over and clipped off the streamers.
Then he said, "Is that all right now?" "Yes, that is much better."
He said, "Do you mind letting me have those shears?
Would you mind a little criticism?
Your tongue is a great offense to me—it is a little too long.
Please stick it out while I take some off."
Of course, she resented the suggestion.
“The Reason we have two eyes and two ears, and one mouth is so we can listen and watch as twice as much as we speak”
King James Version (Chapter 10)
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: But he that refraineth his lips is wise.
A. It can calm anger.
King James Version (Chapter 15)
A soft answer turneth away wrath:But grievous words stir up anger.
B. It is life to those who heed.
Proverbs 15:4–5 (KJV 1900)
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Proverbs 21:23 (KJV 1900)
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles.
C. It is also death.
Proverbs 26:19–28 (KJV 1900)
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, And saith, Am not I in sport?
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: So where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, And they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Burning lips and a wicked heart Are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, And layeth up deceit within him;
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: For there are seven abominations in his heart.
Whose hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: And he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Controlling the Tongue
“Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.”
Samuel Johnson
“There's an old story that the Jewish rabbis tell.
As the story goes, one day a rabbi asked his servant to go and buy some good food for him in the market.
When the servant returned home, he presented the rabbi with a tongue.
The next day, the rabbi told the servant to go the market and buy some bad food.
Again, the servant returned with a tongue.
The rabbi then asked the servant why he returned with a tongue on both occasions.
The servant answered and said, "Good comes from it and bad comes from it.
When the tongue is good there is nothing better, and when it is bad there is nothing worse."
A. Controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Romans 12:1–2 (KJV 1900)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
B. Controlled by Grace.
C. Seasoned with salt.
Proverbs 17:27–28 (KJV 1900)
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: And a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: And he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
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