Words spoken by the flesh, out of anger, hurt others and ourselves. As we place a guard over our mouth, understanding that death and life are in the power of the tongue, the Lord enables us to tame our tongue so our words may edify and minister grace unto the hearers.
We are equipped to speak the truth of God’s word with authority and power. When we say things we shouldn’t say, the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, cannot flow freely.
We must beware of the ways the enemy tries to pull us into other people’s conversations. Gossip is very destructive. Sometimes our silence implies that we agree with what others say. It is best to remove ourselves from a conversation that is not proper or express our desire not to be part of what is happening. Talebearers spread rumors and lies causing a lot of hurt in the Body of Christ.
Presenting opinions as facts leads to misinformation that can destroy relationships. We cannot answer for others, but we can condemn every word that comes against us in judgment. We can pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to control our own mouth, from glory to glory!
Proverbs 18:6-7 “A fool’s lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.”