Matt. 12:33 NASV“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
Matt. 12:34 “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
Matt. 12:35 “The good man brings out of hisgood treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of hisevil treasure what is evil.
Matt. 12:36 “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
Matt. 12:37 “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matt. 12:35 message A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is a blight on the orchard.
Matt. 12:36 Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously.
Psa. 119:11 NIV I have hidden your word in my heartthat I might not sin against you.
Get a grip on your lip.
But first, get a hold of your heart!
James 3:2 nkjv For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, heisa perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
James 3:3 nkjv Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.
James 3:4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.
James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
You can really learn a lot about yourself by listening to yourself.
Matt. 12:37 messageWords can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.”
Psa. 139:23 Nkjv Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
Psa. 139:24 And see if there is anywicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.
Psa. 139:23 NIV Search me,God, and know my heart;test me and know my anxious Psa. 139:24See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psa. 139:24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Prov. 4:23 NIVAbove all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Prov. 4:24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Things that cause our heart to be hard and not ‘sweet’…
Psa. 55:12 NIV If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide.
Psa. 55:13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,
Psa. 55:14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowshipat the house of God,as we walked about among the worshipers.
Phil. 3:13 message Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus.
Phil. 3:14 I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
“Some things get broken and can never be put back exactly the same. Yet God can make all things new.”
Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
A Negative and a constant complainer
Phil 2:14-15 AMP Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],
Phil 1:15 That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a perverse and crooked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse]. Among who you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark world].
Rom. 8:1 NLT So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus
1 John 3:20 NKJV For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
Religion points to your sin, wags it finger and says shame on you. Jesus welcomes you with open arms and says, ‘shame on me.’
Gal. 5:14 NKJV For all the law is fulfilled in one word, evenin this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Gal. 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
Rom. 12:15 NIV Rejoice with those who rejoice
Be different, be nice, smile, I promise it will change your life!