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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mouth Guard

You ever run across a passage in the Bible where your response is, “Boy, do I need that!”  That was my response to Psalm 141:3 a couple of days ago.
There are some things in the Bible I need, and right now!  Thoughts at DTTB.
I have been around men who have as they have gotten older lost their filters.  What comes out of their mouths does not necessarily align well with Ephesians 4:29.  It makes me wonder why the filters have come off.  I wonder because I do not want to be that way.

It has me praying more specifically for what I say.  Proverbs has a lot to say about the tongue, as does James 3.  Further Christ has a lot to say about what comes out of our mouth in the gospels.  The emphasis, seems to indicate that aspect of our lives is important.

I wonder if it is not really a matter of filters rather a function of the depth of our relationship with Christ?

2 comments:

  1. For me, I discovered over the last couple of years my mouth betrayed a lack of trust in Jesus. Specifically, I sought other's opinions, when I should have been seeking guidance from the Word, and through prayer. A hard lesson, with some terrible consequences that I'm still trying to remedy.

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    1. Oh brother, terrible does not sound good. It is so good that we have a Father who freely dispenses grace. The stuff I have done that resulted in terrible, I am learning that there is not much that I can do to remedy. I am learning that when I choose to do something apart from trust that results in problems, trying to remedy them just makes it worse. I am learning that I have to learn to trust God to remedy what I messed up by not trusting Him in the first place.

      Hope that makes sense. I will be praying for you.

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