Guard Your Tongue! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 11th



(Your Confessions Control Your Life)

“I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!”

Oftentimes, we think about certain things that happened to some very “good” people and say, “If that could happen to So-and-so, what about me? That fellow was better than I am!”

Well, it’s got nothing to do with who’s better than who. It’s got to do with your personal walk with the Lord and your faith in His Word. It’s about your faith-confessions. Bad things can happen to good people.

Ponder again on the anointed words of the Psalmist that we read in our opening scripture. It was David’s confession, and it’s got to become your confession as well.

Every so often, you say, “The Lord is my Refuge and my Fortress; He’s my God; on Him, I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!”

Learn the power and value of thinking right and speaking right. If your thinking is wrong, it’ll reflect in your words.

And if your words are wrong, things will go wrong in your life. Your confessions regulate your life.

The Bible says, “You are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth” (Proverbs 6:2).

No wonder Psalm 39:1 admonishes that you guard what you say and speak only what’s right: “…I will guard my ways, lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle….”

James 3:2 says, “…We all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.”

Proverbs 15:4 says, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life…”; a wholesome tongue is one that speaks in line with the provisions of Christ in His Gospel.

Do you want to live the awesome, transcendent life of ever-increasing glory that God has destined for you?

The key is your confessions: ‘For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit”’ (1 Peter 3:10).

Refraining your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking guile means that you only speak in conformity with the Word of God.

Go Deeper
Mark 11:23; Proverbs 18:21; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13

The LORD is the strength of my life! Even if I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil because He’s with me. His rod and His staff comfort me. He takes hold of my right hand and says to me, “Fear not; I’m here to help you.” Therefore, I’m strong in Him and in the power of His might! Glory to God!

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 8:28-9:17, Genesis 27-28
Matthew 5:21-30, Genesis 11

Read and meditate on Proverbs 18:20-21 throughout your day.

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