The Power of the Tongue.

 

TextProverbs 18:

21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

 

Intro:

Bell data ad on the pencil.

The story of the name of Greenland.

90 references on the tongue

 

Death

Life.

 

James 3:10

10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

 

 

The Perverse Tongue.

2:12

12To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things

 

4:24

24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

 

6:12

12A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

 

8:13

13The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

 

 

The Lying Tongue.

 

6:

16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

 

12:

22Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

 

13:5

5A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame

 

14:5

5A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

 

 

The Slanderous Tongue.

 

12:17.

17He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

 

 

25:18

18A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul (club), and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

 

 

The Gossiping Tongue.†† (Talebearer)

 

11:9

9An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

 

 

 

11:13

13A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter

 

16:27

 

27An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

 

 

16:28

28A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

 

17:9

9He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends

 

18:8

8The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

 

26:22

22The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

 

 

On a tombstone in e

Be neat this stone, a lump of clay, lies Errabella Young

Who on the 24th of May began to hold her tongue.

 

Kenyan proverb.

Let them talk for tonight they willbe silent.

 

 

Ill††† Winston Chirlchill.

 

The lady who broke her answering machine.

 

The ways that Gossip can destroy a Church.

 

The story of the passing note in Church. From leadership magazine.

 

 

 

The Flattering Tongue.

 

The difference between the Flattering and the Gossiping tongue.

 

Gossip is what you say behind a personís back that you cannot say to their face.

Flattery is what you say to a person face that you cannot say behind their back.

 

6:24

24To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

 

7:21

21With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him

 

James 3:

10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

 

 

 

 

The Life giving Tongue.

 

The Righteous Tongue.

 

10:11
11The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 

10 20

20The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

 

10 21

21The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

 

 

10:31

31The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out

 

10:32

32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh forwardness

 

 

The Restoring Tongue.

 

 

15:4

4A wholesome (healing) tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

 

15:1

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

 

15:23

23A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, (a timely word) how good is it!

16:24

24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

 

25:11

11A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

 

 

The Restrained Tongue.

10:19

19In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

 

13:3

3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

 

 

17:27

27He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.28Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

 

Quote by Ray Steadman.

Better to keep quiet and everyone thinks that you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

 

Conclusion

 

18:4

4The words of a manís mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook

 

Matt 12:34

34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

 

From the heart up.

Out of the heart the words coms.

 

4:23

23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.