Psalm 35:27-28, “Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” 28Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.”
Beloved, we have been given the privilege of producing sound. Physically, the human voice is produced in the larynx with our vocal cords. As we speak, muscles in our larynx tighten the vocal cords making this small opening become narrower. When air from our lungs passes through the tightened cords a vibration is produced. This vibration produces vocal sounds. The tighter the vocal cords, the more rapidly the vocal cords vibrate and the higher the sounds that are produced.
Biblically, the tongue is referred to as the instrument by which we speak. James 3:5-6 says this about our tongue, “So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.”
Beloved, the tongue is connected to the heart. Luke 6:45 says, “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
Beloved, the simple fact is when we get our heart right our words will follow. If you find yourself constantly arguing, complaining, contesting, degrading and so on and on…take some time to get your heart right with the Lord. Confess to Him the fire scorching out of your mouth and ask for a new heart. Then you will be able to speak of His righteousness and praise Him all day long!
I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!
Please be in prayer for our youth retreat. We’ll be near Leakey, Texas coming together for a time to get closer to the Lord. Pray for leaders and youth, for protection, and a passion for Jesus.
In His Love,