The Root of the Tongue Problem

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Sunday Morning Service – November 12th, 2017

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.Proverbs 18:21 (KJV)

God has made a provision in Scripture for the healing of our tongues.

The first step in acquiring this is to identify the root of the problem.

The testimony of Scripture is clear & unequivocal: the root of every problem affecting our tongues is in our hearts.

Matthew 12:33-35, The heart is the tree & the words are the fruit.

Whatever flows out of our mouth indicates the contents of our heart.

James 3:9-12, The one is of a spring of water; the other is of a tree.

Two parallel pictures, but not identical–2 trees represent 2 natures.

Spring represents spiritual–pure is the Holy Spirit & corrupt is another spirit.

Condition of our hearts, determines what comes out of our mouths.

(Proverbs 4:23; 4:23; Hebrews 12:15-16 & Genesis 25:19-34)

The corrupt, negative use of the tongue is infectious.

There are six specific diseases that can affect our tongue, such as:

1. Excessive Talking (Prov. 10:19)
2. Idle or Careless Words (Matt. 12:36)
3. Gossip (Lev. 19:16)
4. Lying (Prov. 12:22)
5. Flattery (Ps. 12:1-3)
6. Hastiness of Speech (Prov. 29:20)

These six diseases that commonly inflect our lives through the misuse of our tongues can, in some cases, be fatal if left unchecked.

How would we respond if God said to us, “Show me your tongue“?

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