By Lee Roy Anderson

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren the things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? James 3:10-11. Proverbs. 12:18-19, says there is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Word’s spoken in the heat of anger are spoken so quickly but their impact goes so deep. Once said words cannot be taken back. It seems to take many more words to heal than it does to hurt. It takes one unkind word to cut someone to the quick, but it may take a dozen apologies to make everything well again.

Words of our mouths are like reflections of our hearts. Like a fountain we spring forth either sweet or bitter water or good or foul water depending on the source. If we keep Christ enthroned in our hearts we can rest assured that all of our words will be gracious, but if we continually take control our lives back from Christ’s loving hand. We must take responsibility for words that may issue forth in anger or unkindness. Jesus Christ is willing to transform our hearts to clean up the source of our life’s fountain. When we give our lives to Christ, we allow him to make us new. It is good to give our lives to him daily, that we might always be reminded that he the Lord and ruler of our hearts. With Christ in control, our words will be established forever, by the truth of Christ within. Remember, with his sunshine filling your soul, discouragement has no chance to enter, and you still feel like fighting the good fight of faith and leaving all results to God. You cannot live wrong and die right.