Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Taste Your Words

Just a reminder to taste your words before you spit them out. If they aren’t pleasing to your taste buds then most likely no one else will like them either.  Words that do not taste good should not proceed out of your mouth, but rather they should be allowed to exit out of the dung gate.

1 Peter 3:10-12  For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit, and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it, because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their request. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
Proverbs 18:21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

The Power of the Tongue

Jas 3:3-13 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong.  In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself. People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been 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 fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can't draw fresh water from a salty spring. If you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Are You Ready?

And I will betroth thee unto Me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness:  and thou shalt know Jehovah Himself.  And it shall come to pass in that day, I will respond,  saith the LORD, I will respond to the heavens,  and they shall hear the earth; And the earth shall respond to the corn,  and the new wine, and the oil; and they shall respond to Jezreel [the seed of God which He will sow].  And I will sow her [the new Israel] unto Me in the earth; and I will have pity [will call her Ruhamah] upon her that had not obtained mercy [Lo-Ruhamah]; and I will say to them which were not My People [Lo-ammi], Thou art My People [Ammi art thou]; and the whole nation as one man shall say, ‘Thou art my God.' “Hosea 2:19-23