Don’t mention it

Exodus 23:13: “And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.”

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Eph. 5:11)

Talking heads, everywhere. About everything. Nothing is taboo, even in the pulpit (gasp).

Oh, that unruly member, the tongue!

Nay, though nature has hedged it in with a double barrier of the lips and teeth, it bursts from its barriers to assail and ruin men [ESTIUS].

You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. (Matthew 12:34)

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. (James 1:26)

Oh, be careful, little tongue, what you say…

One thought on “Don’t mention it

  1. Amazing, Brooke.

    I was thinking the very same, only on a much more base level. I work with a bunch of guys for which I am tempted daily to purchase a corporate subscription to Readers’ Digest … so that they can read and build their vocabularies beyond the noxious four- and five-letter words I hear repeated over and over … ad nauseum. And they EAT with those same mouths! Yuk.

    I was thinking when God said He didn’t want His people to eat blood … I wonder if He didn’t want them to ever get a “taste” for the “raw” in their mouth. Like a wild animal, once it tastes fresh blood, can scarcely control that savage appetite — likewise, once man gets a taste of “raw”ness — obscenity, immorality, unspeakable things — they often cannot control themselves.

    FAITH comes by HEARING … but often a man is defiled by what comes out of his MOUTH.


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