It seems many of us frequently are perturbed with the things that come out of our mouths. We want to speak better of ourselves and others, and we want to use better language overall; but it seems we just can’t do it.
James 3:7-8 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
So, if no human came tame the tongue, what are we to do? Think about it for a moment, where do our words really come from? We often say, “I didn’t mean that.” Well, I must politely disagree; it is what was in your heart, so from down deep inside, yes, you really meant it. WOW!!! Not liking this right now! Neither do I, I am just as guilty as anyone else.
Matthew 12:33-37 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Luke 6:43-45 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Proverbs 4:23-24 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
It is out of the abundance of our heart that our mouth speaks. If it was not in our heart, our mouth would not say it. So, how do we get our hearts full of the WORD Of GOD? We regularly plant the Seed of the WORD Of GOD in our hearts. The more consistently we plant, the more consistent a crop we will get. The more Seed we plant, the less room there will be for weeds, thorns, thistles, and all other manner of yuck to be planted in our hearts, and the greater our crop will be. If we want a daily crop of the goodness of the WORD Of GOD to come out of our mouths instead of the refuse the world system has poured into us, then we will daily plant the Seed of the WORD Of GOD into our hearts. Do we want a bigger crop? Then we will plant seed throughout our day.
This does not mean that as soon as we begin our Daily Recitation we will suddenly start speaking better of GOD, better of ourselves, and better of others, and use better language. What it does mean is that we will have planted seed, and as that seed is watered and grows it will, over time, produce roots, produce a plant, and eventually produce fruit; then the fruit of our lips. Then, our mouths will begin speaking blessings and not cursings, good wholesome words and not evil profanity, life and not death.
I encourage you, dear reader, please take up the practice of your own Daily Recitation. I have written out mine, and you are free to use it; or, if you like, develop your own. Either way, fill your heart with the Good Seed of the WORD Of GOD.
NOTE: All Holy Scripture is given in the King James Version, 1769. Bold emphasis is added.