Friday, June 12, 2015

Emanating From My Lips

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 This post is the continuation of my Study of Colossians.  

But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips! Colossians 3:8 (AMP) 
But now also put these things out of your life: anger, ·bad temper [rage], ·hatred [malice; evil], ·saying things to hurt others [slander; blasphemy], and ·using evil words [abusive/filthy/obscene language] ·when you talk [ from your mouth]. Colossians 3:8 (EXB)
Such anger disturbs our insight into everything; eyes suffused with it cannot see; and it weakens all good in the soul, and degrades it before its own conscience. Here the anger which is to be put off is the inverted reflection of the earthly and passionate lust after the flesh; it is, then, of an earthly, passionate, and selfish kind. "Wrath" differs from "anger" in so far as it may be called anger boiling over. 
"Malice" designates another step in the process. The anger boils over in wrath, and then cools down into malignity-the disposition which means mischief, and plans or rejoices in evil. falling on the hated head. 
An advance is now made in the direction of outward manifestation. It is significant that while the expressions of wicked love were deeds, those of wicked hate are words. "Blasphemy" means "speech, that injures." The hate blossoms into hurtful speech. The heated metal of anger is forged into poisoned arrows of the tongue. Then follows "shameful speaking out of your mouth," which is probably to be understood not so much of obscenities, as of foul-mouthed abuse of the hated persons. Expositor's Bible Commentary
Speech reveals many things about a person. From listening to some speak, you learn their place of origin. Some speech reveals a person's level of education. Some speech reveals a person's profession. 

But one thing all speech does is reveal the heart. 
Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)
What does my speech reveal about me? 
And I would say that "speech" includes posts on Facebook, twitter, instagram, and blogs. It's easy to forward, like, or re-tweet ..... but what am I sharing? 

Speech. Shameful utterances or God-honoring conversation—which is emanating from my lips?

If my heart is permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG), then God honoring conversation will emanate from me. 

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