A false witness will not go unpunished, ( A) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.      and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Explanation and Commentary of Proverbs 18:21. Jesus is God’s word come to rescue us. See! When we say the wrong things it can destroy a relationship. Maybe even when you saw the words “gossip” on the screen a face popped into your mind, someone you think is a gossip. Well I want to take that face and replace it with your own and ask yourself, “Do I gossip?” and “How do I gossip?” It helps to define gossip. Apparently “spilling tea” is slang for gossip these days. However, the words that Jacob spoke in heavenly places were brought into their lives for the unfolding of God’s plan. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Gossip is found in the heart and poisons the heart. Like God, we use words to touch hearts, create trust, form relationships, and build community. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). (NIV). Some claim that it’s their constitutional right, the Second Amendment allowing the right to bear arms. When we speak Godly words we pump Godly power and goodness into those around us. It’s through Jesus that we can know ultimate truth, ultimate reality. (NIV). Lying leads to consequences. John Hagee (June-25-2020) Daily Devotion: Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 26:20 “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always crush my spirit.” Words can destroy relationships, but also institutions, like a business, government, or church. 24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, Sometimes we need to speak truth to someone but can’t do so right away. There is more hope for a fool than for them. John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Tongues can be weapons of mass destruction, launching holocausts and wars. Proverbs 19:5 For God Has Not Given You The Spirit Of Fear. (NIV). (NIV). We have the power and the privilege to speak words like “I see great potential in you,” “I see a great leader in you,” “You are a difference maker,” “You are a world changer,” or “I see someone who is going to do amazing things.” Those blessings breathe affirmation and hope into our children’s hearts. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Talk less. Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, It’s through Jesus that we can hear God. Proverbs 18:21. One sincere compliment can restore hope. John Hagee (August-19-2020) Daily Devotion: Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit A miracle in your mouth is waiting to be spoken into existence!      yet he did not open his mouth; The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit. If it’s the heart that produces foolish words or the heart that produces wise words how can we change our hearts so we speak wise words? Proverbs 12:19 Open Network is a free library of church resources from Life.Church. Your ears perk up. He is the 5th of 6 pastors in his family, all of whom were named John Hagee, dating back to the colonial era. So how can you know if your words are of God or in opposition to him? Proverbs 20:19 Gossip: saying something negative about anyone or anything to someone who can’t do anything about it.      and those who love it will eat its fruit. A perverse person stirs up conflict, Deceit is when we intentionally mislead someone, with or without a lie. (NIV). The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I recently heard a sermon about gossip and I’ve felt convicted to try not to do it anymore. I think a better word for that is “misspoken.” Even worse than a lie is deceit. Proverbs 18:21: The Power of the Tongue: J. G. Dowling, M. A. Proverbs 18:21: The Power of the Tongue: John Sibree. The Power Of The Tongue-- Proverbs 18:21-- Joy Gee-- 2007. That woman was actually hurt by being painted this way. Foolish words cause harm. The Carnal Mind. What do you think?” Hopefully this will spark a conversation without accusing anyone. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. A gossip betrays a confidence, Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours.      are fervent lips with an evil heart. I am usually always wet. No one comes to the Father except through me. What do you love, death or life? by John Hagee (January-01-2021), Deuteronomy 28:7 - John Hagee Daily Devotional (January-01-2021), 4 TYPES OF FRIENDS YOU MUST LET GO SO YOUR BLESSINGS AND OPEN DOORS CAN COME THIS YEAR - Christian Motivation, The Atmosphere of Change - TD Jakes sermons (January-01-2020), Joel Osteen - Keep Speaking Victory (January-01-2020), Message For Husbands & Single Men - TD Jakes (January-01-2021), Activate 2021 - Touré & Sarah Jakes Roberts (January-01-2021), Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 143:1-12, Proverbs 17:26. With Jesus there’s no shadow, no deceit, no gossip, just truth (James 1:17). Well… we can’t. When Jacob laid his hand upon each son, those young men were not yet mighty or distinct in any way. Proverbs warns us to avoid those who spill tea. It’s interesting.      they go down to the inmost parts. I’ve taken what I’ve learned from Proverbs about gossip and summarized it with Four Questions to Identify Gossip: Proverbs 18:8 Be that person. Slander is when we intentionally say things to not just deceive but to actually harm others. Gossip is what other people do… and let me tell you about it. A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Abrams had a lot of visitors while filming the first movie and he made them all sign non–disclosure agreements (NDAs). (NIV). This might be the most tempting time to gossip. Learn more. They don’t know God. Gossip is juicy. John Hagee - Live Stream 11:00AM Sunday Service in Cornerstone Church January-03-2021, John Hagee - Live Stream 8:30AM Sunday Service Cornerstone Church January-03-2021, Happy New Year! Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Jesus, the Word of God, became silent. Folly is an unruly woman; 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, ( A) and those who love it will eat its fruit.      none of them is crooked or perverse. Lady wisdom is a metaphor for God himself one day fulfilled in Jesus (Matt 11:19). We impact the direction of our children’s lives when we speak life and blessing over them. Proverbs 10:18 12:36, 37; [ch. (NIV). We have so many ways we can speak life into each other’s lives. Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware B. Whatton, LL. death. Trust is the foundation of relationship and when you don’t have trust relationship breaks down.      and a gossip separates close friends.        but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. Proverbs 10:9 Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain When that happens here’s what you should do. Wise words also spring forth from the heart (Prov 16:23).      for my lips detest wickedness. Foolish words cause harm. Learn more Start my trial Back . (NIV). What are foolish words? I can hurt people or help people. 21. Darth Vader’s hand is muffling the mouth of the officer who shared the plans to the Death Star. Unlike God, we also use words to break hearts, destroy trust, wreck relationships, and divide community.      is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look. It’s said behind closed doors or in hushed voices. John Hagee (June-25-2020) Daily Devotion: Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. So what can we do? So if you’re prone to gossip, the cure is loving God and finding your satisfaction in him. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.. Ver. Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue Of witnesses, according to the testimony they bear; of judges, according to the sentence they pass; of teachers, according to the doctrine they preach; of all men, who, by their well or ill speaking, bring death or … I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by …      she is simple and knows nothing. Read full chapter. What’s on the inside will come out and hopefully it’s good. Proverbs 18:21: The Tongue an Agency of Good or Evil: H. Melvill. How can you know if your words are nuclear power or a barnacle slowing down the ship? The one that we love we will eat the fruit of. Jesus! But Jesus can! Hear what she says. One of the ways we can encourage each other is by sharing good news. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Proverbs 18:21. Hear what she says. Material: a frog Our visitor in class this morning is this cute little frog. Proverbs 18:4-7 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook… Proverbs 10:20,21,31 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth… Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (NIV). Isaiah 53:7 There’s something about gossip that makes it easier to identify when others are doing it, but incredibly difficult to admit when I’m doing it. Listening can earn the opportunity to be heard. If you are older, it already has! 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. These are paintings of actual people who lived in Stockton Massachusetts, Norman Rockwell’s friends and neighbors. Proverbs 18:21. Let’s create a culture of encouragement. Proverbs: 18:21. 19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. What we do with our words can bring our starship down too. Truthful words are words that accurately reflect reality—no distortion, no lies, no misrepresentation, no making yourself look better than you actually are, just a real picture of what’s really going on (Prov 14:25).      but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. When Director J.J. Abrams was filming Star Wars Episode VII he put up a poster at Pinewood Studios that said “Loose lips bring down starships” referencing posters from WWII. But we do. ( B) Read full chapter. We don’t tend to gossip about positive things. Your tongue can help grow healthy life-giving fruit, or it can burn down the forest (James 3:5-6). Proverbs 8:6-8 Answer: “The tongue” is used throughout Scripture in both literal and metaphorical ways, especially in Psalms, Proverbs, and James. I was reading Tremper Longman III’s commentary on Proverbs as I prepared again this week and he said that Proverbs warns us not only to not lie but also to not be too quick to believe what others say, to use discernment (Proverbs p. 562). The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; Tell me more.      and spreads slander is a fool. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Proverbs 18:21 Context. Christian Ed. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Proverbs 18:21. Scripture: Proverbs 18:21, Psalms 141:3. (NIV). Proverbs 18:21 : S Ps 12:4. He painted his wife in the third row in the second and third columns. he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, (NIV). Culture Wars. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. When we tell them of the good that they can do – instead of constantly focusing on the negative – they wake up to the possibilities of God in their lives. 7 My mouth speaks what is true, Proverbs 26:24-26 Let The Words of My Mouth. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Hagee is also the CEO of his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television (GETV). Barnacles diminish the arrow–dynamics of boats, get inside engines, add weight on the hull, and can even crack the hull with smaller vessels. Proverbs 18:21, ESV: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." Wise words are truthful, timely, trustworthy, and…. Denomination: Pentecostal. Try it for 30 days FREE. (No credit card needed.) Do you see someone who speaks in haste? John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No matter their ages, never underestimate the power of speaking a blessing over your children. Hagee is the President and CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television ministr ... Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit - John Hagee Daily Devotion (June-25-2020). Or are they barnacles? You can download a PDF copy of this sermon above, which includes endnotes and references, or share it through Apple podcasts or Google Play Music. (NIV). Today you can get sued for defamation, for hurting a reputation. Our God is a talking God - a God who communicates with us and who creates by his words. Even a painting of gossip can hurt a real relationship! A lie is anytime we intentionally say something that isn’t true. It’s through him that we can have a true relationship with God. He depicted normal scenes in everyday life. Read verse in King James Version 25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Blessing:  May the Lord bless you and keep you. If they told people what they saw, it could spoil everything. Proverbs tell us they are symptoms of a sick heart. Sermons from Proverbs Diary of a Wise Old Man (Proverbs 1:1-7) When You Need to Know, You'll Know (Proverbs 3:5-6) How to Make a Tough Decision (Proverbs 3:5-6) Purity: Staying Clean In A Dirty World (Proverbs 5) Hard Work: The Reason We Get Out of Bed (Proverbs 6:6-11) Thanksgiving 365 (Proverbs 15:16-17) How Can I Discover God's Will For My Life? Proverbs 26:23 The information is secretive and the act of telling is private. Proverbs 11:11 (NIV). B. Proverbs 18:21: Evils of the Tongue and of Contention: E. Johnson Don’t play with poison. Throughout the Bible, we see the power of blessing.      without a gossip a quarrel dies down. It reflects the heart of Satan. 21. One careless remark can open a wound that lasts a lifetime. He painted himself too. Memory Verse: Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Bible Lesson: Proverbs-The Power of Words (Begin with prayer) Play the guessing game ‘What am I’? The words she speaks are the words God speaks, inviting us to speak words that mirror Christ’s goodness and character. Words have great power to bless and to curse. and. 4:23; 12:13] The power of the prophetic blessing is released through your supernatural proclamation based upon the Word of God. But where do lies and deceit come from? Tremper writes, “A wise word is one that is spoken at the right time. Pastor Jonathan Romig preached this message at Cornerstone Congregational Church. It’s through Jesus that we can know and talk to God. Proverbs 11:13 Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. © 2014 - 2021 Sermons Online. (NIV). 26 Their malice may be concealed by deception, We have the good news that Jesus died and rose again and whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). Even though Jesus is the word of God, and had every right to speak and shout God’s truth, what did he do for us? Although it’s not good it makes sense that the world loves gossip. One careless remark can open a wound that lasts a lifetime. Foolish words cause harm but…. It takes wisdom to know when to speak and to know when to be quiet and listen (Prov 19:20; 26:9). Anybody's words are spirit; Jesus is not the only one whose words are spirit . John 8:44b He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. 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