Psalm 141:3 - Your Tongue Reveals Your Heart.
Psalm 141:3 (NCV) Lord, help me control my
tongue; help me be careful about what I say.
How does God help us manage our mouth? By
going directly to the source: the heart.
Have you ever said, I dont know
what got into me - Im not that kind of
person? Well, the truth is, it wouldnt be coming
out of your mouth if it wasnt in your heart
In other words, its not your mouth
that gets you in trouble; its your heart! The
stuff thats inside of you is what comes out.
The Bible says, Whatever is in your heart
determines what you say (Matthew 12:34 NLT).
Your words demonstrate your hearts
condition. That means that someone with a harsh tongue
is demonstrating an angry heart. Someone who
brags a lot is revealing an insecure heart.
A person who is overly talkative has an
unsettled heart. Critical words reveal a bitter
On the other hand, when you share
encouraging words with others, it reveals a joyful
heart. When you offer gentle words to people when
theyre down, it shows youve got a loving heart.
If you say kind and comforting words to
people, it shows youve got a heart of peace. What
you say shows what youre like on the inside.
Contamination can only be eliminated at
the source. When God helps you control your
mouth, he changes you from the inside out.
God specializes in heart transplants and
is ready to transform anyone who comes to him,
no matter what has happened in their past.
[Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
There is no real secret to changing from
an angry person into a peaceful person. In
order to get the power you need to go from anger
to peace, you need to be filled with Gods
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:5,
"[Love] is not easily angered" (NIV). In other
words, if youre filled with anger, then almost
everything can upset you. But when youre filled with
Gods love your perspective changes.
Being filled with Gods love requires
that you have a relationship with him. Your
relationship with Jesus Christ will determine how patient
you are and how well you master anger.
This means you can change. You can do it
through the Holy Spirit! When you become a
Christian, you have Gods power living in you. Even
in a crisis - when people are out of work, kids
are at home, and people are in isolation - you
have all the power you need to make the hard
changes in your life.
And it starts by looking at your heart.
Matthew 12:34 says, "For whatever is in your heart
determines what you say" (NLT).
Here are some things the tongue can
A harsh tongue reveals an angry
A negative tongue reveals a
A boasting tongue reveals an
An overactive tongue reveals an
A judgmental tongue reveals a
A critical tongue reveals a bitter
If your tongue reveals an angry heart,
then ask God to heal your hurting heart with his
love. The anger in your heart may come from
feeling rejected, abused, or unloved in the past.
You need to know that Jesus cares about your
pain. He can replace the hurt in your heart with
his peace and replace your insecurity with his
As you begin to feel accepted in Gods
love, your heart will change and produce the fruit
of patience and kindness. God promises, I
will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I
will put within you (Ezekiel 36:26 ESV).
[Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
https://pastorrick.com/devotional/ re Mat. 12:34]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
Psalm 141:3 - Taming the Tongue.
Proverbs 23:7a - What You Think - - You Are!
Proverbs 4:23 - Your Mind and Your Destiny.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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