Gems on the Sword — Cover Your Mouth! — December 30

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

Cover Your Mouth! December 30

Scripture Selection: Psalm 58:1-3; Proverbs 30:32; Luke 6:45

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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10 Responses to Gems on the Sword — Cover Your Mouth! — December 30

  1. kim2ooo says:

    I’m not finished yet! 🙂

    Still have much to work on.

  2. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer .

  3. HankH says:

    I needed this today. I had some things where I needed to speak up. Being reminded of this important lesson allowed me to be more constructive with my words. Thank you!

    • J Sue says:

      I just love it when God sends the perfect word just at the right time!

      • HankH says:

        Yes, J Sue. The timing was perfect. We had our annual shareholder’s business meeting this morning (required by law). I needed to address a few things that didn’t get accomplished this year where I felt we lost focus. I was able to apply this message and rally a renewed effort rather than just express my disappointment. I read Jeannette’s post literally 30 minutes before the meeting and felt conviction to change my attitude. 😀

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