The Tongue

Proverbs 18:20

A mans belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

1.What shall we be satisfied with?

2.What do we hold in the power of our tongue?

3.What creates fruit in our life?

Proverbs 21:23

Whoso keep his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

1.How shall we keep our own soul from being vexed and troubled.?

2.Would it seem the enemy can use our own words to stir us to strife?

3.We do not have to give him that opportunity, we can use Gods wisdom.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity, so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and set on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell.

1. What characteristics would you use to describe fire?

2.Hot , raging, rampant, uncontrolled,describes also our tongue not under the control of the Holy Spirit.

3.What does this say about the tongue controlling the course of things?

4.Who sets our tongue a blazing? Is hell full of evil talking and railing?

Is an angry, cursing mouth something we would probably find there?

Mark 11:23

For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he say shall come to pass; shall have whatsoever he saith.

1.Jesus here tells us that faith and the power of our mouth will have very powerful results, the two working as a team together.

2.Can we effect the course of things for the positive by a faith filled confession as well?

We have a powerful member working in our midst every day. The Lord tells us we can move mountains with it, or set a wrong course for our lives with it, all in the power of our tongue. Such a little member, and can do so much. We often feel well no one heard that, but God is listening, for our confession and waiting to bring it to pass for a good thing in our life. But our enemy is listening and waiting to start a fire for evil. Lets not give him that chance. Now we have the wisdom not to!!!