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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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December 6, 2011 - Guarded Speech

By Greg Ebie

The things we say can get us into trouble. Without stopping to think about what we are about to say, all too often we say things that are hurtful. We may try to wiggle out of a sticky situation by saying, “I was only kidding,” but the damage is already done.

There is no way to hide our real intent from God either, because He has seen all our “secret” thoughts long before we ever have the chance to express them verbally. The mouth is the bucket that draws its words from the well of our heart. (See Luke 6:45.)

“Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3, NIV).

Every day words pour out of our mouths. When we speak we need God’s help. David wisely asked the Lord to post a guard at his lips to keep him from speaking evil. Perhaps that would be a good example for us to follow as well.

“Oh Lord, cleanse my heart and guard my lips so I will not profane Your name or Your character by the things I say.”

— D. Greg Ebie is senior pastor of Praise Assembly of God in Garrettsville, Ohio, and an author of Daily Bread devotionals.



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