September 14-Speaking

September 14-Speaking

September 14-Speaking

Scripture Lesson: James 3:9-12

On this date in 1914 after being ejected for swearing, Johnny Evers claims to be talking to the baseball and not to umpire Mal Eason. The Braves shortstop is still suspended for three days.

Our Scripture lesson today concludes a longer discourse on taming the tongue. James is reminding the early church and us today of some very important ideas in regard to our speaking. James does not understand how out of the same mouth can come one minute praises to God and the next minute cursing to our fellow man. He is very blunt in saying to all of us, “This should not be!” What comes out of our mouths is usually in our hearts. We need to be on guard to keep a clean heart. When we have a clean heart and the sin is confessed out on a regular basis, we will have a clean mouth. Our speech should reflect our love and devotion to God.

1. Why is it important to consistent in our speech?

2. Why should we keep our hearts clean?

3. How can negative speech affect those around us?

God needs consistent believers who have both clean hearts and clean mouths.

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