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The Wisdom of Your Words

Praise God through whom all blessings flow! This week we are going to share on the wisdom of your words!  How many of us know that the Bible has a lot to say about the wisdom of words that we speak. Listen to Prov 13:3, ” He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.”  This is truly an amazing scripture! 

The Bible has so many nuggets of wisdom concerning the words we speak. The wise man of Proverbs said that if we guard our mouth, we will preserve our life. But if we open our lips wide, we will have destruction. What is the wise man referring too? The wisdom of knowing when to speak the right words, and the foolishness of speaking the wrong words!

One of the travesties of our current day is that people use the freedom of speech to jibber, jabber, cuss, curse and say what they want especially on social media. But as we can see according to the scripture it is very wise to guard our mouths! 

We used to have a saying in the Navy, “Loose lips sink ships.” In other words when we are in a port somewhere overseas in Europe, South America or Africa, don’t talk about shipboard strategies and Navy business. Why? Because the enemy is listening and looking for an opportunity to put some strategic pieces of a puzzle together so they can take advantage of us. We can learn something from this. How? By watching what we say, so that we don’t feed the enemy, our adversary, the devil,  information that he can use to harm us! 

The word of wisdom for this week is zip your lip! In other words, Watch what you say, and don’t give the enemy fuel to accuse us before God. If you are not glorifying God with your conversation, you are giving the devil fuel for accusations!

The Bible says in Prov 17:28, “Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise,  and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” Wow! What words of wisdom! Even a fool is considered wise when he holds his tongue! Why is that? Because no one knows he is a fool until he opens his mouth! 

This week, lets speak life over our church, family, finances, one another and every situation that comes our way. Lets glorify God with our conversation and speak life! When we do this, we will see our lives and environment radically changed in a positive way because of the wisdom of our words!  Selah!

God bless,

Pastor Quinn

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