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Please meditate on the following verses concerning the words of your mouth...

Proverbs 13:2, 3 "A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction."

Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

Proverbs 18:21 "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."

Proverbs 21:23 "Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles."

We as believers learn to lean our entire human personality on God in Christ Jesus. This must be done with absolute truth and confidence in His power, wisdom and His goodness.


Many of us can walk in greater peace if we will stop talking in a negative fashion. Often times we hear people say destructive words such as, "This is driving me crazy," or "I think I'm losing my mind!"  

As we say negative words, we open ourselves to trouble. James 3:2 says we can control our whole body if we will not offend in word. We need to understand the speech center is located in the brain and the brain sends out our words to every nerve in our body.

Please meditate on the following verses concerning the words of your mouth...

Proverbs 10:11, 32 - "The mouth of the righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked."

Proverbs 12:13,14,18,22 "The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. There is that speaketh like the piercing of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight."


The Bible stresses there are many things we can do to keep our spiritual and mental sanity. We are told "presumption" brings strife; when the scorner is put out, the strife ceases. When negative talking stops, the strife always ceases (Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 26:20).

If we don't know how to control our thinking we begin to suspect that someone is doing something behind our backs. Do we believe a friend meant something evil towards us when they really didn't? Often times, parents presume their children are getting into trouble when they aren't.

I remind you of a powerful, liberating verse in 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." If we train ourselves to recognize where fear comes from, then we will be able to cast fear aside through the name of Jesus Christ. We can begin to confess (say) that God has given us love, power, and a sound mind.


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