Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
Cover Your Mouth! December 30
Food for Thought: Luke 6:45
As children we were taught to cover our mouths when we sneeze or cough to avoid infecting others and spreading disease. That’s good advice for health reasons, but it also works for preventing other problems when it has to do with words that come out of our mouths.
The best thing is to be sure our hearts are free from infection of any type of negative or harmful words by first judging every thought and taking authority over it (II Cor. 10:5). If we let our guard down and permit a thought to linger that does not belong there, very soon the fleshly attitude is spewed out of our mouths, and the infectious words are spread and contaminate others! Cover your mouth! Actually, do not even allow the words to form.
Another lesson we were taught as children was, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Even we adults could use a refresher course in the things we should have learned as children.
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