Mouth Mastery

November 5th, 2012

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James 3:1-6

When you go in for a check-up, the doctor will often ask you to stick out your tongue. It is interesting that the doctor uses your tongue to evaluate your physical health. Did you know God does the same thing spiritually? You can learn a lot about a person from their tongue. James teaches that self-control and spiritual maturity can actually be confirmed by tongue control.

We get ourselves into so much trouble by the words that we speak. Your tongue has the potential to be a powerful force for good or for evil, so watch what you say. We should say things to build up other people. My mother was right when she said, “If you can’t say anything nice, it is best to keep our mouth shut.” That’s a mark of maturity.

A mature person manages his mouth. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a Christian; if you can’t master your mouth, you’ve missed the point. The Bible tells us to “Speak the truth in love.” That means I must speak with the right attitude, at the right time, in the right place, and with the right motive. A mature person has learned to master his mouth.


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2 Responses to “Mouth Mastery”

  1. N. George Utuk Says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I absolutely agree that the ability to master your tongue greatly demonstrates your abilty to master other aspects of your life. The Bible is clear about this. It says that “life and death are in the power of the tongue.” The devotions have been of great blessing. Be blessed.

  2. Barbara Says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    In reality, the “tongue” is where we make our sacrifices, if we are a sanctified temple of the Holy Spirit

    Ears hear THE WORD
    Heart is where THE WORD is planted
    Eyes see the Face of God in this evil world
    Head develops mind of Christ thru a study of scripture and the listening to the
    Holy Spirit
    Arms extend THE WORD
    Hands serve the world
    Legs walk THE WORD
    Feet support that walk of Christ
    Body is a lamp stand where the light of the message shines for others to see
    Mouth a branch for passing on THE WORD
    Lips where we place our sacrifices, confess our sins, and praise the One True
    Tongue is the “alter” where we burn our sacrifices of improper words (i.e.
    judgment & bad language)
    Fingers & toes point & balance the world with a search of the Bible in lieu of the
    yellow pages

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