Turning Over a New Tongue

Posted on July 26, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

Speak less (James 1:19)

Listen more (James 1:19)

Focus on others rather than self (Matthew 22:39)

Ask more questions (learn more about others that tell about yourself)

Love by listening (James 1:19)


Restrain from:
          Belittling (Proverbs 11:12)
          Slander (Proverbs 11:13)
          Cruelty (Proverbs 11:17)
          Unkindness (Ephesians 4:32)
          Hasty words (Proverbs 29:20)
          Insults (Matthew 5:22)
          Words that thrust like swords (Proverbs 12:18)
          Deceit/Lies (Proverbs 12:19, 22)
          Gossip (2 Corinthians 12:20)
          Idle words (Ephesians 5:4)
          Words that do not build up (Ephesians 4:29)
          Flattery (Psalm 5:9)
          Speaking my mind (Psalm 12:4)
          Words that devour (Psalm 52:4; Galatians 5:13-15)
          Harsh words (Proverbs 15:1)
          Cursing (Psalm 10:7)
          Arrogance/Pride (Psalm 17:10; Psalm 59:12)
          Evil Whispers (Proverbs 18:8)


Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:21


Are you convicted as much as I am?


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “Trials are intended to make us think, to wean us from the world, to send us to the Bible, to drive us to our knees.” – J.C. Ryle

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This Week’s Verse to Memorize:“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. “ Hebrews 4:16

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