Saturday, February 10, 2018

Purpose Your Tongue not to Transgress





I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.   (Psalms 89:1)








Though the tongue is a powerful weapon that the enemy desires to take advantage of and often does, we serve a sovereign God who is able to cause us to use our tongue for good just as He is good.  God has given us counter strategies to overcome the battle with the tongue. The only way to win this battle with the tongue is by application of spiritual counter strategies given in God's Word. 

Consider these strategies:

USE YOUR TONGUE FOR GOOD:

Speak words of wisdom and kindness:

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.   (Proverbs 31:26)


My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. (Psalms 49:3)

Talk about God:

I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. (Psalms 145:5)

My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day...  (Psalms 71:15)

My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long... (Psalms 71:24)

 Speak of God's Word:

 My tongue shall speak of thy Word; for all thy commandments are righteousness.  (Psalms 119:172)

With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
 (Psalms 119:13)

I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.  (Psalms 119:46)

Speak words of comfort from God's Word:

Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (I Thessalonians 4:18)

Speak of the Kingdom of God:

They shall speak of the glory of thy Kingdom, and talk of thy power. (Psalms 145:11)

Let your lips be filled with praise to God:

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever. (Psalms 145:21)

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.  (Psalms 149:6)

I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him among the multitude. (Psalms 109:30)

My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. (Psalms 119:171)

Because thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. (Psalms 63:3)

...and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. (Psalms 63:5)

I cried unto Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue. (Psalms 66:17)

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day. (Psalms 71:8)

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. (Psalms 71:23)

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalms 34:1)

BEFORE YOU SPEAK, ASK THESE QUESTIONS:

1.         Will what I am about to say bring glory to God?

And whatsoever ye do in WORD or deed, do ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. (Colossians 3:17)

2.         Is it the truth?
3.         Is it fair to all concerned?
4.         Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
5.         Will it edify others (result in good will and better friendships)?
6.         If you are talking about another person, have you said the same thing to him or her?
7.         Do you know that what you are saying is a fact or have you arrived at your own conclusions after hearing rumors?
8.         If you have something against your brother or sister, have you attempted to be reconciled to them before discussing it with others?
9.         Is it absolutely necessary that you say this?

REMEMBER THESE VERSES:

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.  (Psalms 139:4)

...the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. (Proverbs 16:21)

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.  (Proverbs 16:23)

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! (Proverbs 15:23)

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness. (II Peter 3:11)

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. (Proverbs 25:11)

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. 
(Proverbs 21:23)

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life; but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. (Proverbs 13:3)

CLAIM THESE PROMISES:

Hear; For I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.  (Proverbs 8:6-8)

PRAY THESE PRAYERS:

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. (Psalms 141:3)

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14)

ESTABLISH THIS PURPOSE:

Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou has tried me, and shalt find nothing: I AM PURPOSED THAT MY MOUTH SHALL NOT TRANSGRESS.  (Psalms 17:3)





(Biblical Studies)

10/06/16

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