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Hung by tongue

  1. 1. Hung by the Tongue Proverbs 18:20-21 20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth, From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
  2. 2. Some More Passages <ul><li>Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. </li></ul><ul><li>Perverse ( froward – KJV) – crooked, warped, not normal </li></ul><ul><li>James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! </li></ul><ul><li>James 3:8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Lying tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Description Psalm 52:2-4 2 Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3 You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah 4 You love all devouring words, You deceitful tongue. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Lying tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Source John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Lying tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences – Death, hurt, pain, broken relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude – Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, putting away lying, &quot;Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,&quot; for we are members of one another. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Cursing tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Define – Make common what is sacred </li></ul><ul><li>2 ways to do this: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using God's name in vain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exodus 20:7 &quot;You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMG (for example) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Cursing tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Define – Make common what is sacred </li></ul><ul><li>2 ways to do this: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using God's name in vain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Condemn something God has made </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>James 3:9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Backbiting tongue </li></ul><ul><li>James 4:11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 1:30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Backbiting tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 26:20, 22, 24 </li></ul><ul><li>20 Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases. </li></ul><ul><li>22 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body. </li></ul><ul><li>24 He who hates, disguises it with his lips, And lays up deceit within himself; </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tongue is a danger if it is a: <ul><li>Proud tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 12:3-4 3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks proud things, 4 Who have said, &quot;With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; Who is lord over us?&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 11. Words of Wisdom <ul><li>Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. </li></ul><ul><li>James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hung by the Tongue <ul><li>Think before you speak </li></ul><ul><li>Ponder what you say, how you say it, when you say it, why you say it, where you say it. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. </li></ul>

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