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What’s In Your Heart?

October 27, 2013

Whatever is in your heart will surface one day; whether good or evil. Our words are like a hammer. We can use the face of our hammer to build a person up or to build an entire community. Also, we can turn our hammer around and use the claw to uproot a person or destroy an entire congregation.
Our words and our hearts should speak the same language.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14).
“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:8-9).
The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. But 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 (James 3:6-11)?
Are you using your (hammer) tongue to build up or to tear down? Are your conservations encouraging or discouraging? Are we leading people to Christ or destroying their faith? Do our words encourage or discourage a person? When we see a fellow sheep fall, does we lift them up or step over and put down on them? If we are so perfect, why did Jesus go to the cross?
As “newbies in Christ, we are still on milk. People don’t know everything once they become saved. When they stumble or fall, it is our responsibility to lift them up with words of encouragement.

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  1. That’s good word Pastor Fairley!!!

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