The Unbridled Tongue

The Unbridled Tongue by Alisa Videos.



Introduction:
First, let us start by breaking down the word "Unbridled", which is simply synonymous to uncontrolled, unrestricted. When something is unbridled, it means that it's not restricted, no barrier is set to stop it or slow it down. So in this context, it entails an uncontrolled tongue. As you read further you will understand quite a lot.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 10:19
"In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise".

Anchor Text: Proverbs 17:27-28, I Samuel 17:38-40.

Being a talkative is a way through which Christians put their tongues into wrong use. A talkative person is one who is fond of talking. Research has it that the average person speaks 50,000 words daily. We can be sure that a believer who is a talkative can triple that figure. Talking too much is a sin. According to the Memory Verse: "In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise". This means that the one who talks too much is never free from sin, especially errors of utterance such as gossiping, backbiting, lying, exaggeration, flattery, curses and abuses, negative confessions, exposition of secrets to enemies etc. It is a foolish thing to be a talkative.
As written in the Bible (Psalms 64:1-3), the passage likens the tongue to a sharpened sword, and bitter words as arrows. Also, in the Scripture (James 3:6), it says the tongue is a type of fire which could be destructive if wrongly used. As children of God, it is important for us to watch what we say, how it is said, when it is said and to whom it is said because our tongue contains the power of life and death as written in Proverbs 18:21. The ability to be able to control our tongue shows our growth in Christ. A talkative person is controlled by his own tongue. He talks before thinking instead of the other way around. It is not safe as children of God to have talkative friends as they can swiftly make a secret a public knowledge.
God defines His relationship with a talkative Christian. God cannot commit His secret in such a person because of his or her unbridled tongue. God will always look for someone else to share such secrets while the fellow with the untamed tongue will go looking for who to gossip with.
Most talkative persons are empty vessels, a talkative causes trouble where there is none using his tongue (Proverbs 21:23). It is the tongue of a talkative that will dig his grave and bury him in it (Proverbs 18:7). The Scripture calls such a person a fool. Let us all learn to control our tongues from now henceforth, because a bridled tongue will live a prolonged life (Proverbs 13:3). Silence is regarded as wisdom. Let's all be wise!


Taming our tongue is the right thing to do. For it is written in the Bible (James 3:2) "For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in the word, the same perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body".
Also, Proverbs 12:23: "The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble".
Our prayer today is that our tongue will not put us into trouble. The passage we read tells us that whenever God wants to trap a wicked person, He allows the person to misuse his or her tongue. If we feel the urge to talk excessively, we should check spiritual background. That will likely uncover that we have sinned and about to be written off by God. That is why most wise believers always keep their mouths shut. Wise men are always men of few words. Those who have knowledge and understanding are identified by their meek and quiet spirit. Like they say, it is the empty barrels that make the loudest noise.
There is a time to speak and time to be quiet as recorded in Ecclesiastes 3:7. One way of identifying a mature Christian is his ability to keep his utterances under control. If we claim to be a believer and we find it hard to control our tongue and go about indulging in frivolous talks, we are only deceiving ourselves (James 1:26). On the last day (Judgement day), all the words we have spoken can either justify us or kill us.
An untamed tongue will make vows without thinking of the commitment to fulfil them. They may even end up with an unpaid vow. We all should learn today, not to be in the category of foolish talkative people. And if any of us be in that category, we can go read James 1:19, it tells us to be slow to speak.
We should all avoid gathering of talkative people. Hence, we should take our time before responding to matters. We should use our tongues often to pray to God. God will see us as wise people and He'll share His secrets with us and we will grow in Him.
If we want to enter Heaven we must all learn to keep the doors of our mouth shut; It is not compulsory to talk wherever we go. We must deal with talkativeness if we must be what God has planned for us.
Bridle your tongue today!

Prayer Points:
1. God help me to bridle my tongue today.
2. Father, I ask that wherever I lack the right words to speak, take over and speak for me.
3. God the Creator, please heal the world of the ravaging pandemic (COVID-19).

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