The Bible says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)
I love the fruit of my tongue but only the one that brings life to me and others. So, I try my best to make sure that what comes out of my tongue brings nothing but life. But instead of trying to control what comes out of my mouth, I strive to filter what I’m dwelling on in my heart, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Matthew 12:34b)
So, the one thing I need to pay close attention to is what I let come and stay into my heart. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
And to guard my heart, the Word of God advises me to do these: “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) – What is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, – – – ?
Nothing but the Word of God! ///