Taming the Tongue


"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned" (Matt. 12:37).


Three ways to control the tongue
  1. SILENCE.
    "I said, 'I will guard my ways that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle'" (Ps. 39:1).

  2. Find a LIGHTNING ROD.
    "A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother" (Prov. 18:24).

  3. CRYING OUT to God in PRAYER.
    "Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses" (Ps. 107:6).

    "A Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, 'Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed'" (Matt. 15:22).

    "When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!'" (Mark. 10:47).