What’s in Your Mouth?

waterBut no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh. (Jam 3:8-12 NKJ)

What comes in through our eyes feeds the heart and comes out of the mouth.  So when something comes out of our mouth that isn’t pleasing to God, we have to trace it back to the source. James asks us, “Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?” We would answer, no! However, when the water at home starts to show signs of impurities, it’s an excellent opportunity to change the water filter. We can do this, in our lives, by adding more prayer, reading and studying the Word or being in fellowship with others, making sure that the company you keep is wholesome, uplifting and glorifying to God.

Remember, God is looking for a relationship, not religion.  Too much religion and the water will taste like chlorine—clean, but undrinkable.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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