words of my mouth …

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Psalm 19:14  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.  Upon review, it is clear that David prayed about what he would say when he concluded praying.  He wanted his words to be acceptable in the sight of the Lord and for good reason.  David knew that God was listening to his spoken words.

Jesus said: Mathew 12:36-37 “…every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”  The Lord implied that there is a record of things we say that will be reviewed by God. We will have to answer for our commentaries.  James 3:5-6  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!   And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.   

This is no trivial matter.  What we say about other people not only defines our living, but also determines our destinies. If we think that we can speak against other blood-bought saints and our words will go unnoticed, then we are fooling ourselves. Maybe we should pray for words that please the Lord.

James 3:10-11  Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things must not be. A fountain does not offer both sweet and bitter water!

Pastor Jeffrey Harpole

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  1. Lord let my words be like cool waters instead of a kindling fire. But before my words let my mind think of my fellow man the way you do. Help me oh Lord to help heal instead of hurt. Give me the words when i need them and help me to hold my tongue when i should. Help me to have more wisdom from you and less of this world. In Jesus holy name. Amen.