1 Peter 3:10
Today I continue my thoughts about wise living by addressing our speech (what we say, and why we say) what is right or appropriate.
1 Peter 3:10
For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.”
1 Peter 3:10
“For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.”
“If anyone among you
thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.”
“If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.”
Before you Speak….T.H.I.N.K. – Zig ZIgler
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy– meditate on these things.”
: Once again, know your sources!
2. Is it Helpful?
For a dream comes through much activity, And a fool’s voice is known by his many words.”
“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.”
(Pro 18:21 NLT)
: But what about a rebuke? Isn’t that biblical?
4. Is it Necessary?
“Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.”
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”
: Don’t mistake / confuse being ‘bold’ for being spiritual!
5. Is it Kind?
? Is your heart in the right place?
“Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
(Gal 5:22 NKJ)
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