“Mind Your Language”

  • Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Speaker: Pastor Eugene Low
  • Series: Believe; Belong; Behave
  • Scripture: Proverbs 10:12–10:21

Mind Your Language

   (Proverbs 10:12-21)

 

  1. Our words are powerful
  • Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.(Pr. 18:21)
  • There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (Pr. 12:18)
  • The lips of the righteous feed many... (Pr. 10:21a)
  • The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life…(Pr. 10:11a) 
  • By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown(Pr. 11:11) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Our words matter to God
  • Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.(Pr. 12:22) 
  • Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.(Pr. 16:24; cf. Eph. 4:29)
  • To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! (Pr. 15:23)   
  • When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.(Pr. 10:19)
  • The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer.(Pr. 15:28a)
  • Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.(Pr. 17:27)
  • Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.(Pr. 4:24)
  • A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul. (Pr. 18:7) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. Our words reveal our hearts

  • Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (Pr. 4:23)

 

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