Taste your words before you spit them out.
"The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? " ~~Psalm 12:3-4
"Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. ~~Psalm 34:13
"I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me." ~~Psalm 39:1
"The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully." ~~Psalm 52:2
"My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness." ~~Psalm 119:172
"The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness." ~~Proverbs 15:2
"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness." ~~Proverbs 31:26
"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." ~~Proverbs 16:24
"19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God." ~~James 1:19-20
I was going to stop with the scripture above but decided otherwise. I challenge you to spend some time this week with your children studying these verses above. Not just reading them but praying over them and meditating on the very words breathed by the Lord God. It is so easy to just let the words flow from our mouths...easy for all of us. Mommas, we must be ever
careful mindful controlled in what we say...to our husbands, to our children... We must make certain that we do not allow our emotions to control our tongues.
I will take the challenge...
posted by Mrs. Klause
May 19, 2008