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Apr 27 Devotion: The Tongue

Psalm 39:1-3 - "I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,"

Intro:

1. How priceless is the gift of speech -

2. Gift of speech brings us to the person we are -

3. Speech of the tongue can be good or bad -

Note- The Different Kinds of Tongues

I. The Talebearing tongue - Leviticus 19:16

  • Causes strife - Proverbs 26:20

  • Speaks out of turn - I Timothy 5:13

  • Is as poisonous as an adder - Psalm 140:3

  • Makes wounds in the heart - Proverbs 18:8

  • Separateth friends - Proverbs 16:28


II. The Rash Tongue - James 1:19

  • Is forgetful of God - Ecclesiastes 5:2-3

  • Makes a man worse than a fool - Proverbs 29:20

  • Cecomes busy in others affairs - I Peter 4:15

  • Leads to mischievous madness - Ecclesiastes 10:11-14


III. The Guarded Tongue - Proverbs 25:11

  • Is Modest - Proverbs 27:2

  • Turns away wrath - Proverbs 15:1

  • Is given to kindness - Proverbs 31:26

  • Keeps one out of trouble - Proverbs 21:23

  • Is tactful - Seasoned with Salt - Colossians 4-6


-Bro. Mike Goodson

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