“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
Matthew 12:34-37 KJV
WHEN THE LORD SPEAKS WE SHOULD TAKE NOTICE.
Many people talk just to have something to do. They talk because they are board. They say very little with lots of words. Out of our mouths come 1000s of words a day. Do woman more than men? I know some men who have a lot to say. Talk – Talk – Talk… It can become a habit. We start the day with good morning, this is said without feeling, are the greetings you say sincere. Do you really mean “Drive Safe” ? We will give account of our words. We as Christians need to learn how to talk like we mean it. But talk comes cheep, even in the church. The things that we have to say about what Jesus did for us could mean life or death for those who would listen. Don’t ramble on about junk. Be quick to hear, and slow to speak. Think first, talk after.
1- “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 KJV
2- “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1 KJV
3- “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Ephesians 6:11 KJV
Have you ever seen so much evil in this world? Killing, stealing, cheating, lying, prideful sinners. The devil is after people and he has full bag of tricks.
Q- Are you covered by the blood of Jesus?
Q- When the devil throws stuff your way what will you do?
We are protected by a hedge that Jesus built. A child of God can stand strong because Jesus is there, so STAND. Be strong in the Lord. Don't just do a lot of talking about it, do it. Don't let the enemy take your blessings.
Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let his praises ring;
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
I'm standing on the promises of God.
... What happened next?
Christianity is more than just words.
When all the trials of this life are falling into your lap, what will you be talking about?
Some people start complaining, if you are focused on the goodness of Jesus it will change your outlook. God is good to all of us.
Follow the Lord with the right motive.
“Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”
Matthew 8:18-20 KJV
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