Words of DEATH of LIFE. We speak them daily!

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Today, especially with the growth of cyberspace and social media, what, and how we say it, can bring life or death to another person!

    I figured that all of us need to rethink what our words mean before we speak them or hit "Send!" I know that I am guilty of this sin, much more than I want to admit, and I wondered if you can relate?

    One of my favorite Baptist preachers, Dane Aaker of Centerponit Church in Colton, CA was speaking about the elements of communion, and he caused me to rethink my use of words as I go through the day! (thanks Pastor Dane)

    He instructed his congregation to think of the wine and bread, and it that when it touches our tongue how that blood and body was shed and broken to forgive our sins; even so, throughout the week, that same tongue is used to uttered gossip, profanity and damning words to others. That tongue is used to hurt others, and even cause others to be shun from fellowship.

    Pastor Dane went on to say, that before we partake of the communion elements, we need to think about taming the tongue and our sinful uses of it as we go about living each day for the Lord!

    Does that make sense to you? It sure did to me! The very tongue that I allow his blood and body to touch should not be used for filthy stories; gossip; or the use of such words as the "f" word, and others! We need to be more like Jesus, and be less like the flesh He saved us from; that is a progression. That is sanctification in progress!

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on this subject and how it applies to you and your tongue as well as the words you send forth in cyber space!

    Are you speaking "life" unto others in Jesus's name? Or are you speaking death by vile from the tongue and fingertip?

    For Jeduthun, the choir director: A psalm of David. I said to myself, "I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me." Psalm 39:1

    Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. James 1:26

    Additional verses on the subject: http://www.openbible.info/topics/taming_your_tongue
     
  2. salzer mtn

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    You can speak words that will hurt other people or words that will lift them up but no man can give life or take life by words. Only God can give or take life.
     
  3. righteousdude2

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    There have been many kids that have killed themselves over the words of others. I don't agree with you, but respect your view. Thanks!
     
  4. Use of Time

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    Nicely said RD2. Now keep posting things like this and you should see more positive responses in the future.
     
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    Well thanks :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Psa 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
     

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