You are responsible for what goes into your mouth.
“And if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone; if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.”
The Bible says that you are responsible for what goes into your mouth. Matthew 5:28 says “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men may speak, they will give account thereof before God.”
In the book of Acts, chapter 1, verses 2-5 it states that Paul was taken up to heaven when he died. However, there were no words spoken from heaven. When asked why nothing came forth from heaven, Jesus replied that the angels did not speak because they had their own business to attend to and so could not interfere with each other’s affairs.
It seems that the angels do not have much time to speak with one another since they must attend to their own business.
If they did not, then how would they know what others were saying?
They are busy doing something else while you and I are talking!
There is a passage in Ecclesiastes which reads “For all things work together for good to them that love God, but against them that hate Him nothing works”. Even if the devil has done you wrong, you should always try to do right.
I have heard some people say that they don’t want to go to heaven because it is boring. Well, perhaps heaven can be boring. If you are an angel and you sit around all day praising God, I suppose it could be somewhat boring.
Maybe angels have interesting things to talk about such as, “Did you hear what happened on the earth today?”
You might be wondering who Jesus is, or you might already know.
Was he God in the flesh? Was he a great prophet? Is Jesus God?
What is known for sure is that He was definitely not boring! This passage in Matthew 15:18 proves this because when the religious leaders brought a woman caught in the act of adultery to him, he told them “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her”.
Was this fair to the woman?
No. But Jesus did not come to earth to judge or condemn but rather to save. Think of all the people you have condemned in your life. If you have ever condemned anyone, you will need to receive salvation for yourself because none is righteous, no, not one. Not even you! The Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
So what does this mean for you?
It means you need Jesus in your life. Right now. Turn from your sinful ways and ask Him into your heart. If you do not know how, just say this short prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I have done many bad things in my life. I turn away from my past life and towards You. Please forgive all my sins and come live in my heart. Amen.”
If you have prayed that prayer, you are now a child of God and will spend eternity with Him. Do not turn back from this, it is of the utmost importance that you follow what you just did with a life changing decision. Now is the time to get baptized and get plugged into a good Bible teaching church.
If you have not yet prayed that prayer, then it is your choice to make. You can either choose to reject the idea of being saved or receiving Jesus or you can chose to accept Him into your heart and follow His ways.
Now I will end with one last bit of advice: stay away from John 3:16! I know, that sounds crazy but hear me out. John 3:16 is the gospel passage which says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It sounds like great news, and it is. The only problem is that this is an entire gospel in one sentence.
Unless you are already a Christian, reading this verse will not help you! Other verses talk about how to receive Christ into your heart and this verse omits that.
So remember, stay away from John 3:16 unless you are a believer! And if you are a believer, I hope this has helped you in some way.
Bible Verse of the Day: 1 John 3:1, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
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Put your money where your mouth is! Explaining collective action tendencies through group-based anger and group efficacy. by M Van Zomeren, R Spears, AH Fischer… – Journal of personality …, 2004 – psycnet.apa.org
Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Perverse Food Subsidies, Social Responsibility & (and) America’s 2007 Farm Bill by RL Genua – 1992 – Amacom Books
Doing life with your adult children: Keep your mouth shut and the welcome mat out by JS Windham – Environs: Envtl. L. & Pol’y J., 2007 – HeinOnline
Watch your mouth by J Burns – 2019 – books.google.com