Tongue-Waggers, Nay-Sayers, and Back-Biters

Solomon, son of David, king of Israel, wrote, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.” (Proverbs 18:21(a)) He wrote this proverb to warn people of the great power that lies in their tongue and warns us to use our words wisely if we are to limit the amount of trouble we will experience in this life and the life thereafter. But, there are some people who do not believe this statement and have allowed themselves to become tongue-waggers, nay-sayers, and the back-biters of this world whose sole purpose in life is to use the power of their tongue to hurt, harm, and destroy the lives of the people they befriend. But this scripture does not discriminate between unbelievers and those who call themselves Christian. The end result will be the same for everyone who uses their tongue as an instrument of harm to hurt other people. Proverbs 18:21(b) gives us the conclusion of the matter, “And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

I wrote in another blog titled; “Life in Glass Houses;” where nothing we do in this life is in secret. Jesus said in Luke 12:2-3, “For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.” So these lying, deceiving, malcontents, will one day realize the pain they caused other people was known throughout the spirit realm and will be the words by which they are condemned. (Matthew 12:36-37) Jesus speaking, “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Ouch! If that bible truth doesn’t make us keep our mouth shut, nothing will. And if the statement I quoted by Jesus doesn’t help us to control our tongue, and it continues to make us sin, we should have it cut out. It is better to go through life without a tongue, than it is to go to hell because we can’t control it. (Matthew 5:29-30) DThrash


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