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Our Mouths

Sometimes our mouth gets us in trouble.  There have been times when I think about moments when I spoke before I really thought about how and what I was saying.   Then afterward, found myself having to go back and make right what I had said.  It reminds me of Proverbs 15:4 which says, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life.”  Our mouth is a powerful tool.

When I think about our mouths there are several aspects that I would like to address.

  1.  Our Mouths are Made to Praise the Lord.

When God created mankind He created us to praise Him.   The Psalms are full of instructions on how to praise.   In fact, God inhabits the praises of His people.  Ps. 34:1 says, “I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”  Ps. 105:1 says, “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done”. When you go to Revelation 5:13 it states that I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”  Our mouths are made to praise the Lord!

2.  Our Mouths Can Cause Damage

Our mouth can cause damage to ourselves and others.  The bible states perverseness in the tongue is a breach in the spirit according to Pro. 15:4.  A “breach” means destruction, hurt, bruise and affliction.  If we are not careful we can bring destruction and hurt to ourselves and others if we are not edifying and speaking with Love.  If someone’s tongue is perverse (twisted, crooked, corrupt) instead of wholesome, their words will break the spirit of others. Our words have the power to do far more harm than we often think. Ephesians 4: 29 declares, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

3.  Our Mouths Can be a Tree of Life

Let our mouths be a Tree of Life that builds up and reflects the Love of Christ.  Speak the word of God with FAITH and LOVE. Good words are like a tree that continually brings life from its shade and fruit. Our words have the power to do far more good than we often think. 

 Lord let our mouths be fruitful as we reflect you in all that we do and say! AMEN!

Daylon Mooneyham
Lead Pastor