DON’T BE HUNG BY THE TONGUE NKJV

DON’TBE HUNG BY THE TONGUE

NKJV

James3:1-12

  1. The tongue has tremendous power, which can be used positively or negatively.

  2. With it we can do great and wonderful things, if it is used positively.

  3. We can also do horrible and destructive things, if the power is used negatively.

Thepower of the tongue can put you or other people in trouble dependingon how it is used.

Hasyour mouth ever gotten you in trouble?

Proverbs18:21

Deathand life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shalleat the fruit thereof

Whatyou are thinking is manifested through the power of the tongue.

Butwhat influences thinking?

Proverbs23:7

Foras he thinketh in his heart, so is he

  1. The root of thinking begins with a thought

  2. The origin of the thought comes from three sources

1. Yourfive senses:everything you have learned since you were born

2. Thedevil: Satancan bombard your mind with thoughts

3. God:Godalso puts thoughts into your heart

Themain difference between thoughts that come from

Thefive senses and the thoughts that come from

Godis God deals with your spirit and

Theothers deal with your mind.

Romans8:7-8

Becausethe carnal mind is enmity against God: For

Itis not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be

Sothen, those who are in the flesh cannot please God

Romans12:2

Andbe not conformed to this world: But be ye

Transformedby the renewing of your mind that

Yemay prove what is good and acceptable,

Andperfect will of God.

2Corinthians 10:5

Castingdown imagination, and every high thing that

Exalteditself against the knowledge of God, and bring

Everythought to the obedience of Christ.

Philippians4:8

Finally,brethren, whatsoever thing are true, whatsoever

Thingsare just, whatsoever things are pure, and whatsoever are

Lovely,whatsoever things are of good report

Ifthere be any virtue, and if there

Beany praise think on these.

The1stAmendment of the constitution guarantees the freedom of speech.

Youhave the freedom of speech but you also have the right to remainsilent

Thoughtscan also originate from the evil one, the devil.

Thedevil can influence thought and thus what comes out of individual’slips.

Read: Matthew12:33-37

1:10Peter 3

Forhe that will love life, and see good days let him refrain his tonguefrom evil, and his lips that they speak no guile/deceit

STICKSAND STONES

Matthew15:11

Notwhat goeth into the mouth defiled a man

Butthat cometh out of the mouth,

Thisdefiled a man

Read: Matthew15:15-20

WENEED

  1. A Regenerated Spirit

  2. A Renewed Mind

  3. A Living Sacrifice (Body)

Matthew5:37

Letyour yes be yes and your no be no whatever is more than this comesfrom evil one.

Ecclesiastes5:2

Letthy words be few

James1:19

Wherefore,my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,slow to wrath

Godhad to shut the mouth of some people in the bible

Joshua6:10

  • They could not speak a word. I believe the reason was some would have murmured, some would have complained, and some would have spoken doubt

Luke1

  • Zechariah could not be trusted to speak because he did not believe his wife could give birth to John the Baptist

Proverbs18:20

Aman’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth andwith the increase of his lips shall be filled

Psalm51:10

Davidsaid “Create in me a clean heart O God”

Godgive you the power of the tongue with a purpose.

Christiansneed to identify it and use the tongue for this purpose.

Useyour tongue, your lips, and your mouth to:

  1. To praise God!To worship Him

  2. To lift Him up! To Magnify Him!

  3. To Speak Blessings and Not Curses

  4. To honor and not dishonor

  5. To edify and not to put down

  6. To tell someone about God

  7. Tell them about His grace

  8. Tell them about His Mercy

  9. Tell them about His Love

  10. Tell them about His long suffering