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What must we do,
among other things, if we would love life, and see good days?
"For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his
tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile." 1 Peter 3:10.
What words has
Paul left on record concerning corrupt communication, foolish talking and
"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth." Eph.
4:29. "Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are
not convenient; but rather giving of thanks." Eph. 5:4.
What did the
Saviour say about idle words?
"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they
shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Matt. 12:36.
From what does
he who keeps his mouth and tongue, keep his soul?
"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from
troubles." Prov. 21:23.
How is he who
holds his peace, under certain circumstances, regarded by people of good sense?
"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he
that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." Prov.
have kind words and a wholesome tongue upon others?
"A soft answer turneth away wrath." Prov. 15:1. "A wholesome
tongue is a tree of life." Prov. 15:4.
What is the
effect of grievous words?
"Grievous words stir up anger." Prov. 15:1. "There is that
speaketh like the piercings of a sword." Prov. 12:18.
abiding future of the truthful, with the brief continuance of such as speak
"The lip of truth shall be established forever; but a lying
tongue is but for a moment." Prov. 12:19.
Are words a sure
index of the heart?
"For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." Matt.
What is said of
the man who offends not in word?
"If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and
able also to bridle the whole body." James 3:2.
What is said of
the professed Christian whose language is unbecoming?
"If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his
tongue, ... this man's religion is vain." James 1:26.
Will our words
have weight in the judgment?
"For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned." Matt. 12:37.
forcible scriptures, what startling truth is established?
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue." Prov.
What should be
the constant prayer of each heart?
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be
acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Ps. 19:14.