Sunday, February 12, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Discipline Your Tongue

Sunday February 12

Bible Reading:     Psalms 34: 11 - 13

Topic:         Discipline Your Tongue

As a growing child, Sam's family had an almanac in the living room that had the picture of a woman whose mouth was under lock and key.

One day he asked his mother what the woman in the almanac did that caused them to padlock her mouth.

His mother convinced him that her tongue was leading her into so many sins so she padlocked it herself to keep away from sin.

After a long time, he asked his father the same question and he said, "it was to save her life."

The Psalmist in our text today teaches that we exhibit the fear of God when we keep our tongue from evil and our lips from speaking guile.

You cannot claim to have the fear of God when you are ruled by your tongue instead of ruling your tongue.

To rule your tongue is to discipline it and that is one way to show the fear of God.

In verse 12, the Psalmist maintains that you are sure to live long and see good things when you discipline your tongue.

Are you a talkative?
If yes, today is an opportunity to make amends.

You have to determine to keep control of your tongue through whatever means that works for you.

However, it must be a deliberate choice

My God  and my Father, help me to use my tongue to build rather than destroy, to exalt rather than condemn, to praise rather than curse so that at the end, I may be found worthy to partake in Your Everlasting Grace, Amen

Memory verse:   Psalms 34: 13
"Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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