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Tongue

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Most study on the tongue looks at all the bad things the tongue can do. This lesson looks at the proper uses of the tongue.

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Tongue

  1. 1. Proverbs 25:11
  2. 2. 2 Parts  We often talk about how the use of the tongue is misused and sinful  Today – The good use of the tongue  CCoolloossssiiaannss 44::66 - Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
  3. 3. Apples of Gold  PPrroovveerrbbss 2255::1111 - A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In pictures of silver. (KJV)
  4. 4. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  SSppeeaakk tthhee TTrruutthh  All other categories are affected by this  If it is not the truth – nothing is fitly spoken  TTrruutthh iiss EEsssseennttiiaall ffoorr::  FFeelllloowwsshhiipp wwiitthh GGoodd – PPssaallmm 1155::11--22 – 1 LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? 2 He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;
  5. 5. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  SSppeeaakk tthhee TTrruutthh  TTrruutthh iiss EEsssseennttiiaall ffoorr::  RRiigghhtteeoouussnneessss –– PPrroovveerrbbss 1122::1177,, 1199 -- 17 He who speaks truth declares righteousness, But a false witness, deceit. 19 The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
  6. 6. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  SSppeeaakk tthhee TTrruutthh  TTrruutthh iiss EEsssseennttiiaall ffoorr::  BBeeiinngg AAcccceeppttaabbllee –– EEcccclleessiiaassttiieess 1122::1100 -- The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; and what was written was upright—words of truth.
  7. 7. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  SSppeeaakk tthhee TTrruutthh  TTrruutthh iiss EEsssseennttiiaall BBeeccaauussee iitt iiss::  DDeemmaannddeedd –– EEpphheessiiaannss 44::1155 -- but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ
  8. 8. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  UUtttteerr PPrraaiissee  AAnnyyttiimmee –– PPssaallmm 3344::11 -- I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  TToo SSeett EExxaammppllee –– PPssaallmm 4400::33 - He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.
  9. 9. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  UUtttteerr PPrraaiissee  DDaaiillyy –– PPssaallmm 7711::88 -- Let my mouth be filled with Your praise And with Your glory all the day.  AAmmoonngg tthhee PPeeooppllee ooff GGoodd –– PPssaallmm 110099::3300 -- I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
  10. 10. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  RReefflleecctt GGoooodd JJuuddggmmeenntt  WWee ddoo tthhiiss bbyy bbrriiddlliinngg oouurr ttoonngguuee  PPssaallmm 3399::11 -- I said, “I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me.”  JJaammeess 11::2266 - 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.
  11. 11. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  RReefflleecctt GGoooodd JJuuddggmmeenntt  WWee ddoo tthhiiss bbyy bbrriiddlliinngg oouurr ttoonngguuee  PPrroovveerrbbss 1100::1199 –– In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
  12. 12. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  RReefflleecctt GGoooodd JJuuddggmmeenntt  WWee ddoo tthhiiss bbyy ssppeeaakkiinngg wwiisseellyy  PPssaallmm 3377::3300 -- The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice.  PPrroovveerrbbss 1100::1133aa - Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding,  JJaammeess 33::1133 - Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.
  13. 13. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  EEddiiffyy  PPrroovveerrbbss 1100::1111aa -- The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,  PPrroovveerrbbss 1100::2200--2211aa -- The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many,  PPrroovveerrbbss 1166::2244 -- Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
  14. 14. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  EEddiiffyy  EEpphheessiiaannss 44::2299 -- Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.  Our words should build up, strengthen, support, encourage, - EDIFY.
  15. 15. A Word Fitly Spoken will:  SSppeeaakk tthhee TTrruutthh  UUtttteerr PPrraaiissee  RReefflleecctt GGoooodd JJuuddggmmeenntt  EEddiiffyy
  16. 16. CONCLUSION  LLeett uuss ssppeeaakk tthhee ttrruutthh wwiitthh oouurr nneeiigghhbboorr  UUssee yyoouurr ttoonngguuee ffoorr ggoooodd  EEnndd wwiitthh ssoommeetthhiinngg ttoo tthhiinnkk aabboouutt::  MMaatttthheeww 1122::3366--3377 --. 36But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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