Words that cut deeper than a sword
by Rick Rios
Have you ever just listened to someone talk. It is said that what comes from the mouth originates from the heart.
The bible is very clear. James writes in James 1:26
James 1:26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
I can’t get over how many proclaimed Christians can unleash a flurry of words that would blush most sailors (and I was in the Navy) yet justify their speech as ‘its who I am’. For those new to Christ there will be a conviction that, over time, will cause a miraculous change in the words they use.
However, for those who have been seasoned in Christ over several years, I encourage you to pray and study Pslam 141:3
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
May the Lord fill your heart with Joy and Thanksgiving so that what you say reflects your heart as a testament to Him.
March 22, 2017