Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Speech, Part 3

Matthew 10:19 “But when they deliver you up do not worry about what you should speak. For it will be given told you in that hour what you should speak: for it is not you who speak but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”

1 Peter 2:1, 2 “Therefore laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.”

Col 4:6 “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.”

Matt 12:35-37 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.”

Ps 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.”

Col 3:9 “do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with his deeds.”

1 John 3:18 “My little children let us not love in word or in tongue but in deed and in truth.”
... sometimes we only do love in words! Sickening to have people throw words at us, hoping they will stand alone. These words end up hurting more than helping because we know they are not true.

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