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Proverbs 10:19, 11:13, 12:18,
16:21&28, 18:8, 20:19, 26:20;
Romans 3:12-14; 2Corinthians
12:20; James 1:26; 3:5-8&17


Let your conversation be always

full of grace, seasoned with
salt, so that you may know how
to answer everyone
Matthew 5:13

Proverbs 15:1-2


JAMES 1:26

Needless to say, the Bible says a lot about

words. It was with words God spoke
creation into existence [Gen. 1:3], with
words God revealed His will to man [Ex.
20:1], and with words Christ revealed the
truths of eternal life making salvation
available to mankind [John 6:63, John
6:68]. Words are the primary means of
communication between men and to men.

So much so that the Lord Jesus Christ is

referred to as the "Word" [John 1:1]. He was
God's means of communicating to man. It is
with words man can communicate back to God
with prayer. However, man often uses words
for a much less noble cause. The Bible refers
to them as "vain words" [Eph. 5:6], "lying
words" [Jer. 29:23], "corrupt words" [Dan. 2:9],
"enticing words" [1Cor. 2:4], etc. But whether
noble or vain, "words mean things."



A preacher and writer once stated that A

thought is a SILENT WORD, so a word is an
EXPOSED THOUGHT What does this mean?
Can we make mention of anything that was
created or manufactured without first
thinking about it.
Everything in life no matter how minute
starts out in the form of a thought. After it is
said, it is no longer a thought. It becomes a

When people say or do wrong things (which

in actual sense they are aware that such is
wrong), its not because most times they
want to do so, but because their thought life
and pattern (originated by the old man) is
wrong and is in control of them.

Watch your thoughts; they become words

Watch your words; they become action
Watch your actions; they become habits
Watch your habits; they become
Watch your character; they become

That why the Bible clearly warns in

Proverbs 4:23 that we should guard
our source point (hearts) with all
Be careful about what we take in
through media and from people
because our input will always
determine our output


James 3:3-12, Proverbs 12:18

The tongue is very powerful and can be used
rightly and wrongly, but most times, people
wrongly utilize the tongue through:


Proverbs 16:28, 11:13, 18:8

Romans 3:13-14
This made Paul afraid of leaving the Corinthian
Church (2 Cor 12:20)
Do away with all filthy language as much as
possible (Col 3:8)
There is much tendency to sin when one talks
too much (Proverbs 10:19)

Avoid a talkative friend (Proverbs 20:19)

As word can kill, the right use of words in
wisdom can also heal (Proverbs 16:21;
James 3:17)
Settle matters as quick as possible.
(Use magic words)
Dont allow people control your emotions or
determine your moods and reactions.


Why does God ask us not allow any profane

or vulgar word to come out of our mouths:
We will be judged by any of such that comes
out of our mouths (Prov 4:24)
We are His children and are supposed to
make Him glad and not cause Him pain in the
heart (Prov 6:12)
God through our words want us to warn
sinners. If the same words are corrupt, with
what do we warn them?

Influence: We all influence ourselves on a

daily basis and most times with words


unless your religion shows itself in your

language it is a counterfeit religion. The
tongue is an outward visible indication of our
inward spiritual state. our words are crucial
indicators of whether our religion is genuine
or not. Who is controlling your tongues ? Is it
Jesus Christ ?