I was going to title this, “What Does the Bible Say About Blogging?” But not everyone blogs. So we’ll consider Bible quotes about our words, and for those of us who blog, this applies to our blogs as well. As I’ve done in previous posts, I’ve compiled a list of Scriptures that deal with our words in a two page printable for you to print off and tuck in your Bible or prayer journal. Basically though, I could have just encouraged you to read the Book of Proverbs; it’s full of instructions, admonitions and wisdom concerning our words.
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As a matter of fact, when I first starting reading my Bible to learn from it, I sat down with a green highlighter and went through the Book of Proverbs highlighting verses that spoke of how, when and why to use my mouth. I chose green because to me, green symbolizes “life” and I want to speak words of life into myself and others. I HIGHLY encourage you to do this. It was amazing to me to see how many times the Scriptures addressed our mouth. If you don’t struggle with your mouth, then I highly encourage to pick your predominate fault and scour the Bible for verses on that fault.
Bible Quotes: What Does the Bible Say About Our Words
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No coincidence the picture above is a smart phone. Our words are no longer contained to written letter, face to face conversations or telephone calls. We now use our words in text messages, Facebook updates, Instagram blurbs, Pinterest descriptions, blog comments and varying other forms of social media I am not even aware of. We live in a time when more words are exchanged at a faster rate than any other time in history. And honestly, how are we doing in this exchange?
Do we use our words to:
swear by the Lord’s name falsely? (Leviticus 9:12, Exodus 20–What’s Wrong with OMG?)
belittle our neighbor (on Facebook or other social media)? (Proverbs 11:12)
heal others and make them glad? (Proverbs 12:18,25)
come to ruin? (Proverbs 13:3)
stir up anger or pour out folly? (Proverbs 15:1-2)
break the spirit? (Proverbs 15:4)
sweeten the soul? (Proverbs 16:23-24)
separate close friends? (Proverbs 17:9)
speak life or death? (Proverbs 17:27-28)
keep ourselves out of trouble? (Proverbs 21:23)
praise ourselves? (Proverbs 27:2)
speak good or evil? (Matthew 12:34)
justify or condemn? (Matthew 12:36-37)
defile ourselves (mar, spoil, profane, violate)? Matthew 15:18)
produce good or evil? (Luke 6:45)
bless those who persecute us (on Facebook or other social media)? Romans 12:14
answer graciously? (Colossians 4:6)
build up and give grace? (Ephesians 4:29)
speak filthy, foolish or crude (Ephesians 5:3-4)
poison ourselves? others? the world? (James 3:6,8)
That last question, “…poison ourselves…” How do we speak to ourselves? Well, for too long I spoke to myself like I was a piece of you know what. I wouldn’t speak to anyone the way I spoke to myself back then. That’s where my need for daily affirmations came along.
I encourage you to sit down with that short list of questions above and really examine how, when and why you use your words; use it as an Examination of Conscience. And here’s the complete list of Bible quotes about our words for you to download and print…Bible Quotes Our Words
Bible Quotes Resources
My large print Bible
(This is my go-to Bible. It’s large print and just feels nice in my hands.)
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament
(I use this Bible when I’m looking for some more information about the text.)
The Catholic Bible Concordance for the Revised Standard Version
(You want to know where a word is in the Bible? This is the book for you!)
The Great Commentary of Cornelius A’ Lapide
(I use this commentary for more information as well.)
A Practical Commentary On Holy Scripture
(I like this commentary because it also has reflections and applications.)