When the words coming out of our mouths are no longer edifying/ encouraging to others nor glorifying to God, it is time to check our hearts what is in it that shouldn’t be there.
“For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
Oh Lord. how we need Your help to cleanse our hearts of wrong attitudes that hinder our walk with You. Christ in us is our hope of glory. (Col 1:27b)
“It’s easy to dish out sweet honey words that edify people and to love the loveable with darling verbal hugs. The toughest test comes when a wrong chord has been struck or we have been offended. That’s exactly when we need to go back to these pretty proverbs to remind us that we are God’s children who need to talk the walk becoming of God’s princesses.
Lord, apart from You we can do no good thing but in Jesus by the power of Your Holy Spirit, we ask You possess us and sweep us off our feet to the spiritual realm where You are Righteous Judge, where You command us to cast all our burdens to You. Help us to be tongue-tied if necessary, our lips sealed and zipped, our duck pouts muzzled until we are so washed by Your Word and Spirit that what will come out of our dainty mouths that praise You will be words from You that come with the seal of the Holy Spirit. God, help us when that time comes, please! We ask these in Jesus’s name and for His glory amen!” – REPOST FROM BUTTERFLYINTHESPRING:
James 3: 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 1 . .. v7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.