Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Do you speak foolishly?

“ Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” - Psalm 19:14

Do you speak foolishly?

Are you quick to talk before you think?

Do you edify others or do you tear them down by your words?

Do you make careless comments?

Do you think before you speak?

Do you have to be speaking all the time?

Do you think your words are more important than then the one whom you are talking to?

Do you interrupt others to get your point across?

Are you always talking about your troubles?

Do you gossip?

Are you offensive to other people and don’t know why?

Do you murmur and complain about all things?

The Bible teaches us to be aware of idle talk.

“He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.” Proverbs 13:3

We are to speak words that are full of life, that build up and encourage, not those that tear down and destroy.

We often use hurtful words that are very damaging, not meaning too.

Our words whether positive or negative, have power to uplift or destroy.

We should be more careful how we use words, so He will be comfortable living in us.

Do you want to keep Him permanently dwelling in you?

Our words are the main way that we communicate to each other.

They can be used to hurt, heal, to harm, or help.

Our words must be used with great care.

Words can cause a lot of problems.

The impact of our words can hurt, especially when we blurt out words without first thinking, just wanting to have something to chat about.

They are not easily erased from one’s mind if they are downright harmful.

“ The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.” -Proverbs 18:4

He will give us words of deep waters, and diverse wisdom.

How are our words like deep waters?

What we might understand the meaning to be, might not always be what that person is actually thinking or feeling.

Wisdom will bubble up out of a person with a wise heart, revealing the truth and refreshing all who listen.

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

This river is available to all who hear, and believe.

A wise person knows that not all people are always as they seem.

Ya know, the one’s who appear to be what they are not.

Our words can be that of fools when we chose to gossip, lie, nag, or use harsh careless shallow words.

We should shun these types of words, the impact of our words can be harmful. Speaking foolish words can become a bad habit if we let it, but it does not have too.

Stop those destructive words before they escape your mouth.

When someone tells you a dirty joke, has unkind words about someone, or just wants to gossip, just walk away.

We can break those bad habits with good ones!

What are you waiting for?

Let’s start speaking uplifting, edifying words that will speak life and not death.

We will feel better about ourselves, increase our peace, and our joy when we say healthy things.

We are here to help one another, not destroy one another.

“Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordered his conversation aright will shew the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:23

The Lord wants us to ask Him to forgive us our sins.

God is gracious and loving and wants to restore us.

Confessing our sins will not bring back those negative, foolish words already spoken.

We have to guard our heart, cause out of the heart the mouth speaks.

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he….” Proverbs 23:7

We don’t do anything without first thinking about it, everything we choose to think or believe.

We cannot allow wrong, evil thoughts to dwell in our heart.

If your thoughts are all negative, so will the comments of your mouth be.

Whatever we have hidden in our heart, it will eventually be openly exposed by our mouth. We will have to use caution, and care in keeping our heart full of God’s truth - His Word!

We need to spend more time in God’s Word. The more we spend in His Word, the more good fruit our lives will produce.

“Take words with you, and return to the Lord; say to Him, take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips.” Hosea 14:2 NAS

The fruit of our lips is referring to being thankful.

We must give heartfelt praises.

“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” Hebrews 13:15

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