Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” Proverb 21:23
Just experienced something that had to be devastating for someone we know.  Ever composted and email to go to a friend and in it’s contents it had something about someone else that was private information? When you sent it you later find out it went to all your mailing list including the person you talked about to your friend?  I hope you can answer “NO”!!! My heart skipped when I got this email and I knew it would not be long until we got another one with apologies and we did she was very sorry!!!
James has a lot to say about our tongue in James 3:1-18.  When you get a chance read it for yourself you might have already, but go back a review again it to see the power of the tongue….
How can you become a person who does not sin with your tongue? 
• humble yourself
• put off all slander and evil speaking
• put on words of kindness, love, forgiveness, and grace
• bring your thought life under the control of the Spirit
• talk less
• think before you speak
• refuse to listen to, slander, or gossip about others
Don’t you think it would be a good thing to live by this following verse also, when it comes to our tongue?  It would keep us out of trouble and keep us from what our friend had to face to clean up her mistake…..
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”  Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Sure as the world we are going to be tested this week, on this very thing, so lets go have a good and safe week watching what comes from our mouth!!!…… Just saying…..
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8 NASB



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