Let’s see what God’s word says about our spoken words……
The Power of our words
Proverbs 11:9 – With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
Proverbs 15:4 – A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 18:21- Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Words to Build up
Proverbs 18:4- The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
Proverbs 12:18- There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Words reveal the Condition of the Heart
Luke 6:43-45 – 43 For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
Guarding your Mouth Guards your Heart
Proverbs 21:23- He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
James 3:5 – 5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!
James 1:26 –If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
Titus 3:1-2 – Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good. 2 They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.
Psalms 34:12-13 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!
Ephesians 4:29 – Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear.