RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
THE TONGUE SHOULD BE LIKE A REFRESHING SPRING OF THE HOLY SPIRITS WATER!!
9With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.n 10Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? o Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
3: 9-12 Our own contradictory speech often puzzles us. Sometimes our words are good and pleasing to God, but at other times they are hurtful and destructive. Which of these speech patterns reflects our true identity? We were made in God’s image, but the tongue is a constant reminder of our sinful nature. God works to change us from the inside out. When the Holy Spirit works in our hearts, he gives us self-control so that we can speak words that please God. Ask God to stop salty water from coming out of you and to replace it with the refreshing water of the Holy Spirit.
Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure your tongue is like refreshing spring water of the HOLY SPIRIT!!
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