Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver
We must respect the power of our words.
Matthew 12:36-37 give us these warnings:
“I say to you that for every ________ word men may speak, they will ________ ______________ of it in the day of _________________. For by your __________ you will be ________________, and by your words you will be _______________.”
What does it mean to take the Lord’s name in vain? ___________________________________________________________________
What happens if or when we do this? (ref. Ex.20:7) __________________________
A regular fervent prayer we should be praying to help us safeguard our speech is found in Psalms 141:3:
“Set a ________, O LORD, over my _________; Keep watch over the _______ of my __________.”
As a general truth to keep in mind at all times as we are being careful with our words is found in Ephesians 4:29:
Let no corrupting _______ come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for ___________ ____, as fits the occasion, that it may ______ ________ to those who _______.
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear."