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The Mouth of the Wicked Pours Out Evil Things

December 4, 2019

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The Mouth of the Wicked Pours Out Evil Things

It was sad to hear  a young teen  pour out so many evil  and blasphemous words  as his companions laughed  and joined in.      They looked like they came from  “nice”  homes.      The incident brought to mind Proverbs 15:28,

The heart  of the righteous  ponders  how to answer,
But  the mouth of the wicked  pours out  evil things.

How was it  that these swaggering teens  came to feeling  so arrogant  and belligerent  in their speech?      Proverbs 22:24-25  advises them,

Do not associate  with a man  given to anger;
Or go  with a hot-tempered man,
Lest you learn  his ways,
And find a snare  for yourself.

God’s word  is warning us  to not make wicked people  our companions.      Chances are  that we will soon become  more and more  like them.      God’s word  calls us sheep  because often,  without thinking,  we follow  the ways and mannerisms  of those around us.      Such blind following  for the sake  of being popular  is certain to trap us  into wicked habits  that will bring us shame.      Habits can be hard  to break.

Instead,  we need to learn from Paul  in Ephesians 4:29,

Let no unwholesome word  proceed from your mouth,  but only such a word  as is good  for edification  according to the need  of the moment,  that it may give grace  to those who hear.

People really do feel better  when they have friends  who are honestly Christ-centered  in all of their living  and speech.      It is comforting  to not have to constantly hear cursing,  blasphemy,  gossip,  or filthy talk  of any sort.      Everybody’s day  is blessed  when they get to hear  good,  encouraging words  that are kind  and helpful — free from slander,  bragging,  and gossip.      Paul also teaches us  in Colossians 4:6,

Let your speech  always be with grace,  seasoned,  as it were,  with salt,  so that you may know  how you should respond  to each person.

Like Jesus and His disciples,  our speech  is to “always be with grace,  seasoned,  as it were,  with salt”,   but  that does not mean  those we come in contact with  will all change their behavior  because of our good example.      There were many  who listened to Jesus’ preaching  and the disciples preaching  and remained  in their sinful life styles,  because that’s the way  they wanted to remain.

In all of our living,  we need to remember  what Jesus told us  in John 8:12,  and let that  be our guide  for what comes out of  our mouths.

I am the light  of the world;  he who follows Me  shall not walk  in the darkness,  but shall have the light  of life.

With Jesus showing us  how to live and speak,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord Jesus,  thank You  for taking away  all of our sins.      Be our constant companion,  that we may learn  to imitate Your ways  with good hearts.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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