In order to speak right speech

Wrong thoughts lead to suspicion, contempt, anger, bitterness, lust, envy, deceit, evil speaking, and myriad sins enough to fill up the rest of this short blog post. I don’t want any of those in my life!

My desire

  • “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).
  • Desire and aspiration and good intentions are not enough.
  • Neither is an acknowledgement of truth.

My petition

  • “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10).
  • This is the only way Psalm 19:14 will ever be true.
  • We speak from the abundance of our hearts (Luke 6:45).
  • This is God’s work, but He doesn’t leave me workless.

My parts

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Not on your terms

Joshua 24

God invites us to serve Him, but on His terms.

God expects His people to improve from one generation to the next.

Stand for God no matter who stands against Him or who doesn’t stand with you.

After all that God has done for me, how could I forsake Him?

The Scriptures say in Colossians 2:7 -- stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught
“Rooted and built up in him” (Colossians 2:7)

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