The tongue.

The meditation of my heart this past week or few days has been that of the tongue. Such a small member of our bodies. Yet, what destruction or life this thing can bring forth. God set Jeremiah over nations and kingdoms to uproot and to plant only after He had touched Jeremiah’s mouth and put His words in it. The Lord has been calling me on my lips. One would think that as long as you don’t go around as a slanderer, blatant liar or a profane person you would be OK. Not so with the Lord.

“…I, the Lord, speak righteousness (the truth–trustworthy, straightforward correspondence between deeds and words); I declare things that are right.”-Is. 45:19

There must not be even the slightest tinge of daulism or carelessness before God or man if i am to be entrusted to carry God’s word.

“The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord. Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?”-Jer. 23:28-29

If I am to accurately reflect the character of a trustworthy God who cannot lie. I must carefully weigh every thought before I allow the words escape from my being. I am coming to understand in o more full way that the main thing that hinders the flow of God’s miracle working and saving power from flowing through me unhindered are the things I say or choose not to say. God is glorified when His undilluted and uncontaminated praise is in our mouths. For how can a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?

The only way in sight for that praise to change from the dilluted to undilluted power filled praise that God manifests Himself through by opening blind eyes, deaf ears and raising the dead (spiritual and physical). Is through a good heart scrubbing in the blood of Jesus.