10 Verses to Guide Your Words

10 verses to memorize to help us learn to guard our speech and guide our words

10 Verses to Guide Your WordsTime and again I find myself reminding my daughter — and myself! — what we say matters. {And how we say it can sometimes matter even more.} Our words are powerful. Once spoken, they can never be erased. Scripture says our words carry the power of life and death. James tells us how we control our tongues is a measure of the depth of our religion, our intimacy with Christ.

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. James 1:26

Submitting our words to the Word is one of the key indicators of a maturing faith in Christ. But it’s hard, y’all.  I know! One of the best ways I’ve found to guide my words is to memorize Scripture.

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10 verses to memorize to help us learn to guard our speech and guide our words

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10 Verses to Guide Your Words

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 141:3

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door to my lips!

Proverbs 15:1

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 18:21

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

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Matthew 15:18

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

As I pursue the abundant life God offers, I’m learning how powerful my words can be. Living well requires that we use our words to bring life, hope, and truth to ourselves and those around us.  We can only do this as we embed the Word of God in our hearts.

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xo,

Teri Lynne

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10 Verses to Guide Your Words

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