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Watch Your Words

Psalm 39:1--"I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me."

The average person speaks thousands of words in a single day. With all of these words that we speak, how often do we thing about what we are actually saying?

Psalm 39:1 is a great verse for us to consider as we ponder the multiplicity of our words.

The first thing we see is that the Psalmist takes heed to his way concerning his tongue; the Psalmist does not want to sin with his tongue. This simply means that he is going to watch the things that he says so that he will not sin.

When is the last time you simply considered the words you say and committed yourself not to sin with your tongue?

Secondly the Psalmist considers who hears the words he speaks. He says that he will bridle his mouth while he is around the wicked or the lost. We must be careful with our words around the lost. Why? The lost man does not need to hear what us or what we think, they need to hear the word of God! Jesus has the words of eternal life! (John 6:68) These words are so important! Speak God's word when you are around the lost.

Do you consider your words?

Do you speak God's word when you are around the lost?

We need to take heed with our words so that we speak the words the Lord would have us to say and speak truth into this lost and dying world.

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