We are meditating on scriptural principles to control your mouth. Here are five additional principles:
Separate yourself from those who cannot control their tongues:
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. (Proverbs 14:7)
You become like the people you hang out with. That is why the Bible warns:
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. (Proverbs 22:24-25)
You learn the ways of those you associate with, including emulating their speech patterns.
Learn the power of peaceful words:
The Bible confirms that "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger" (Proverbs 15:1).
Recognize your tongue is a weapon:
Your tongue is a weapon you can use to overcome the enemy instead of being defeated by him:
And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony... (Revelation 12:11)
In summary, here are the points we have meditated on during the past few days. These principles will enable you to achieve victory over your tongue. As you review this list, determine that you will....
-Get your heart right with God. -Recognize your responsibility to control your tongue. -Keep your words few and simple. -Realize your words reflect on the Gospel. -Think before you speak. -Separate yourself from those who cannot control their tongues. -Learn the power of peaceful words. -Recognize your tongue is a weapon.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.