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The Fruit of Our Lips

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21 Even the ungodly realize there are limitations to the freedom of speech we enjoy in America. Although we may espouse any view we wish, we may not slander or defame others. As Christians we know […]

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Every Mouth Stopped

We need to know the law of God if we would claim to know the grace of God. We need to know what God demands of us. The conclusion of knowing what God demands of us is understanding that we are sinners. We need to know that because we are sinners we are under a […]

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The Tongue, Small Yet Great

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large […]

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Seven Descriptions of the Tongue

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of […]

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Control Your Tongue

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. (James 1:26) In a previous article, I sought to show what it means to be “slow to speak” according to God’s Word. Guarding our speech, though, requires that we learn how to control the […]

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Be Quick to Hear, but Slow to Speak

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak . . . (James 1:19) Have you ever wondered why God gave us two ears but only one tongue? “Some people say that’s because He wanted us to spend twice as much time listening as talking. Others claim it’s because […]

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Practical Pieces of Advice Regarding Our Tongues

Practical Pieces of Advice Regarding Our Tongues 1. Acknowledge that you have a tongue that is prone to sin. One of my favorite hymns is “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” written by Robert Robinson in 1757 when he was only twenty-two years old. Listen to what he says in the fourth stanza: O to […]

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