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The Words That Come Out From Man's Mouth
Text: Matthew 12:31-37 IBCSS June 22, 2008
Preacher: Pastor Jose B. Cabajar
The words we say are usually an oral expression of what we really think or feel deep within our hearts. Behind our words, are our physical instinct, emotion and conscience. We may not be even aware but we could reveal our hearts unintentionally through the words we say. Sometimes, especially when we are so excited, we may have the tendency to tell all what we have in mind without thinking that people are already trying to survey our whole heart and even explore our secrecy.
Morally speaking, our known image is built through our words, actions and achievements in life. Words and actions are great tools in building up good image. However, we must also keep in mind that such tools are also potential instruments to destroy one's moral image. For such reason, we should be careful of our words and actions so we may not be led to tragic destruction.
The Bible tells us about the danger of uncontrolled words. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 5:1-3, 1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. 2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. 3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. (KJV) These passages remind us not to be quick in uttering words especially before the Lord, but be extra careful so we may not be counted as fools with senseless words.
A careful study of what the Lord says in Matthew 12:31-37 will help us to become more precautious of the words we say and the things we do in our everyday life.
(I) May Lead Him To Unpardonable Sin
-Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost
*Sin committed by those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
Christians are truly blessed people because their sins are forgiven of God and the blessed hope is theirs with assurance. Believers will enjoy so great salvation for eternity, but those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be condemned and be punished in hell.
We are liberated from unpardonable sin and yet many of our loved ones are still in shackle with that great chain of sin. May we see the spiritual needs of the lost and have a commitment to win them patiently and prayerfully with the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
(II) Manifestation Of His Heart's Treasure
Trees are known by their fruits
-Good heart brings forth good tidings
-Evil heart brings forth evil words
By the words we utter, we could reveal to others the treasures we have in our hearts, and by our actions, we could show the path we are heading to. In Colossians 4:5-6, it is written, 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (KJV)
May the Lord find true treasures in our hearts.
(III) Will Go Through A Judgment
-Men shall give account of their idle words
-Good words shall be justified
-Evil words shall be condemned
Every man is accountable to God for every word he says in this present life. Truly, right words shall be justified and evil words shall be condemned. Knowing such judgment to come should keep us watchful and careful of the words we say. Our lives should be characterized by a well-guarded speech and action. In Colossians 3:17, it is written, 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (KJV)
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