The Words We Speak
I dont care

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jan 31, 2013
Speaking without thinking
can increase your troubles as
this ancient story demonstrates.
A man was caught stealing a
bag of onions and taken before a
judge.
The judge gave him a choice
of three punishments: eat the onions
he had stolen at one sitting;
submit to a hundred lashes of the
whip; or pay a fine.
The man said he would eat
the onions. He began confidently
enough but after eating a few,
his eyes began to burn, his nose
started running and his mouth
felt as if it were on fi re.
“I can’t eat the onions,” he
said.“Give me the lashes instead.”
But after he had received a
few strokes he began to turn and
twist to avoid the whip.
“I can’t bear it!” he screamed,
fi nally.“I’ll pay the fi ne.”
So he paid the fi ne and was
let off, but he became the laughing-
stock of the city for having
taken three punishments for the
same crime.
How often have you said
something only
to wish you
had the words
back? Perhaps
we would be more
careful if we received
punishment
for things
we say that are
derogatory,. The reality is that
once a comment is made it is
unable to be reclaimed. If it was
unkind or spoken in a derogatory
manner it can have devastating
consequences.
The apostle James tells us
the tongue is an unruly evil, full
of deadly poison. Even though it
is a very small member it is like a
match that can kindle a great fi re.
James compares it to the rudder
of a ship or a bit in a horse’s
mouth. It takes control of the
whole body. Hasty words spoken
without thought usually have a
bitter taste. They are poorly seasoned
and carry large doses of
retaliation. They have no concern
for other people’s feelings.
They are like a poisonous snake.
Most fi ghts begin with a small
disagreement that
escalates as the
accusations fl y
back and forth
and eventually it
boils over, until
one of the parties
involved decides
to take matters into their
own hands with devastating results.
If a little time was given to
think about the matter it could all
be peacefully resolved.
Just as words spoken hastily
can be devastating, words
spoken in kindness can be very
encouraging. An expression of
appreciation, a thank you, or just
I dont care

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jan 31, 2013
continued

a simple hello can brighten a person’s
day. Just a small gesture to
let someone know you are thinking
about them and you care
about their need goes a long way
in building relationships.
A typical speaker uses about
120 to 150 words a minute. In normal
conversation we use thousands
of words in a single day.
The words we speak have a tremendous
effect on other people.
The next time you speak, stop
to think fi rst. Use your tongue to
cheer others in a positive and upbuilding
way rather than to tear
down. It could save you from
having to eat a lot of onions, or a
whipping, or maybe even having
to pay a fi ne. Most certainly it will
save you from a heap of trouble.
I dont care

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Every day we speak countless words, often paying very little attention to the words themselves. However, it is important to realize that we are creating our world by the words that we speak. Proverbs 18:21 in The Amplified Bible says,“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].

I would like you to reflect on the kind of words you have been speaking. Are they negative words or positive words? Are they uplifting words or harsh words?

Perhaps you need to put a watch over your lips. Perhaps you have created your situation by the words of your mouth. Proverbs 6:2 says
'Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.”
I dont care

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 31, 2013
I have always endeavored to look on the positive side of things. Often when I am facing a challenging situation, my head wants to say, This can’t be done. However, I always allow my heart to speak a confession of faith, saying,“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”(Phil. 4:13).

We need to be careful of the words we speak to our spouse, children, and loved ones. Our words can either hurt or heal. They can inspire or destroy. Too many times, we speak kindly to strangers, coworkers, or friends, but we speak harshly to our family.
I dont care

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jan 31, 2013
When the devil fiercely attacks your mind, that is when you must allow the written Word of God to flow forth from your mouth. Don’t ever face the attacks of the devil with your mouth shut. Your mouth is your most powerful weapon. In the midst of adverse circumstances, boldly declare,“None of these things move me!” In Acts 20:24, the Apostle Paul boldly declared,“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”


Perhaps you have been moved by circumstances in your life. The enemy may be trying his best to deter you from accomplishing the will of God for your life. He may have already caused you to lose your joy. You may have even allowed thoughts such as Life is not worth living anymore to enter your mind. I admonish you to kick the devil out of your life with the words of your mouth. Know that “... greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”(1 John 4:4).


With the Greater One living on the inside of you, you cannot be defeated if you will not quit!
Really Sassy

United States

#6 Jan 31, 2013
I dont care wrote:
Speaking without thinking
can increase your troubles as
this ancient story demonstrates.
A man was caught stealing a
bag of onions and taken before a
judge.
The judge gave him a choice
of three punishments: eat the onions
he had stolen at one sitting;
submit to a hundred lashes of the
whip; or pay a fine.
The man said he would eat
the onions. He began confidently
enough but after eating a few,
his eyes began to burn, his nose
started running and his mouth
felt as if it were on fi re.
“I can’t eat the onions,” he
said.“Give me the lashes instead.”
But after he had received a
few strokes he began to turn and
twist to avoid the whip.
“I can’t bear it!” he screamed,
fi nally.“I’ll pay the fi ne.”
So he paid the fi ne and was
let off, but he became the laughing-
stock of the city for having
taken three punishments for the
same crime.
How often have you said
something only
to wish you
had the words
back? Perhaps
we would be more
careful if we received
punishment
for things
we say that are
derogatory,. The reality is that
once a comment is made it is
unable to be reclaimed. If it was
unkind or spoken in a derogatory
manner it can have devastating
consequences.
The apostle James tells us
the tongue is an unruly evil, full
of deadly poison. Even though it
is a very small member it is like a
match that can kindle a great fi re.
James compares it to the rudder
of a ship or a bit in a horse’s
mouth. It takes control of the
whole body. Hasty words spoken
without thought usually have a
bitter taste. They are poorly seasoned
and carry large doses of
retaliation. They have no concern
for other people’s feelings.
They are like a poisonous snake.
Most fi ghts begin with a small
disagreement that
escalates as the
accusations fl y
back and forth
and eventually it
boils over, until
one of the parties
involved decides
to take matters into their
own hands with devastating results.
If a little time was given to
think about the matter it could all
be peacefully resolved.
Just as words spoken hastily
can be devastating, words
spoken in kindness can be very
encouraging. An expression of
appreciation, a thank you, or just
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