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What the Bible Says about Talk

Words Show The Real You

45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.
Luke 6:45
New Living Translation (NLT)

26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.
James 1:26
New Living Translation (NLT)

32 The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.
Proverbs 10:32
New Living Translation (NLT)

Think Before You Speak

19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
James 1:19
New Living Translation (NLT)

36 And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. 37 The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”
Matthew 12:36-37
New Living Translation (NLT)

23 Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.
Proverbs 21:23
New Living Translation (NLT)

27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. 28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
Proverbs 17:27-28
New Living Translation (NLT)

28 The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.
Proverbs 15:28
New Living Translation (NLT)

Words have an Effect

20 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
Proverbs 18:20
New King James Version (NKJV)

23 From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive. 24 Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:23-24

New Living Translation (NLT)

15 A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
Proverbs 15:1
New Living Translation (NLT)

4 Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4
New Living Translation (NLT)

2 Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. 3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.
Proverbs 13:2-3
New Living Translation (NLT)

18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
Proverbs 12:18
New Living Translation (NLT)

Good Talk, Bad Talk

6 Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.
Colossians 4:6
New Living Translation (NLT)

25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.
Ephesians 4:25
New Living Translation (NLT)

29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Ephesians 4:29

New Living Translation (NLT)

15 Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.
Proverbs 20:15
New Living Translation (NLT)

13 A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Proverbs 11:13
New Living Translation (NLT)

It’s not Easy to Control Your Talk 

We all make mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way. We can make a large horse turn around and go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot wants it to go, even though the winds are strong. So also, the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue  is a flame of fire. It is full of wickedness that can ruin your whole life. It can turn the entire course of your life into a blazing flame of destruction, for it is set on fire by hell itself.

People can tame all kinds of animals and birds and reptiles and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is an uncontrollable evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it breaks out into curses against those who have made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out with both flesh water and bitter water?  Can you pick olives from a fig tree or figs from a grapevine? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty pool.

But It’s Worth The Effort

12 Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? 13 Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
Psalm 34:12-13
New Living Translation (NLT)

It is foolish for us to lose our temper when we are insulted. We demonstrate maturity by staying self-controlled and expressing our anger without sinning.

What makes you brothers and sister loose control this days? Are your kids, family or co-workers pushing your buttons? Are you able to control yourself or do you often see yourself coming back  and apologizing to others?

Has this message touched you in any way? The love of our Heavenly Father could change hearts. The hearts controls your tongue so if you are one of those persons that can’t seem to control what comes out of your mouth then know that the Holy Spirit could change your entire self. Start the walk and make a change for youself and your family. Be the leader your family deserves. All you have to do is Surrender and make the decision to follow Christ and be ready to be use in a magnificent way to glorify the name of the Lord.

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