Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ – Week Six

Tripping Over Your Tongue?  Talk Your Walk

Ahhhhh!  The tongue!  The bane of many an existence!  How problematic is your mouth?  When God transforms us, it affects what comes out of our mouths.  Paul teaches us to quit lying and speak truth.  God means what He says.  Shouldn’t His people live the same way?

A runaway tongue can damage like a runaway train.  We need to be truthful and loving at the same time.  Even when we get angry – and it will happen – we are told not to sin in our anger.  We are warned not to give the devil a foothold on any aspect of our lives.  What are some ways to keep from sinning with our mouths?  Praise.  Prayer.  Thanksgiving.  Encouragement.  Forgiveness.  Any questions?

Personally, I’ve found the best way to maintain the illusion of control over my tongue is to keep my mouth shut.  And when my thought life goes South, I wash my mind in the Living Water of my Savior and His Word.  What do you do?

Memorize:  Ephesians 4:29

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