HELLO FROM THE TEMPLE …
Take ownership! These words were spoken by our pastor, Rev. Victor S. Brice, during our Tuesday night Bible study. Subject: “Managing Our Tongues”.
“God holds us responsible for the words we speak – take ownership!” – Pastor V.S. Brice
“You must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.” – Matthew 12:36 (NLT)
We are all guilty of using inappropriate words from time to time that may stem from anger, frustration, or envy. We will, most times, apologize to the person whom we’ve offended. But, do you realize that the words you speak are not a “slip of the tongue”?
“The heart speaks when no one is listening.”
“I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” – Psalm 119:11 (NLT)
Your mind – heart – and tongue are a team. What’s on your mind comes from your heart and will eventually roll off your tongue. To remember this is to better prepare – better equip – your heart with the Word of God. You may hear this often: “Stay in the Word!” “Seek the Word!” “Live the Word!” “Get the Word in your heart!”
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you.” – Psalm 19:14 (NLT)
This is a good Scripture to pray every morning – pray daily – because during a 24-hour period we are bound to say something that will not be pleasing to the Lord. Trust the Lord to guide you!
“Spoken words can never be retrieved. They can be repaired through repentance and forgiveness.” – Pastor V.S. Brice
You are remembered by the words you speak. God gave us our tongues to be used for His Glory. Therefore, say what is pleasing and good – say what edifies God – and own what you say because ……
“The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” – Matthew 12:37 (NLT)
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