Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 September 26 - Morning Manna

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof"
(Proverbs 18:21).
Today's Morsel: I like watching the deer in the headlight look on peoples' faces when I tell them that both life and death are in the power of their tongue. When I say to them, "You know, how you speak can kill someone or build them up, as well as yourself." If we aren't careful, we can become our own worst enemy by the words we speak from our mouth. Granted, there are times you may need to raise your voice if someone's life is in danger. But yelling and screaming to get a point across isn't needed. James tells us that blessings and cursing should not come from the same mouth (James 3:10). David prayed that God would let the words of his mouth and the meditation of his heart, be acceptable in the sight of the Lord (Psalms 19:14). Jesus said that it's not what go into a man that defiles him, but what comes out. Is God pleased with the words that proceed from your mouth?
Sing: So be careful little tongue what you say; Oh be careful little tongue what you say! For the Father up above, is listening to what you say, so be careful little tongue what you say!

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