The Lord wants our conversation to be pure.
By Pieter Kirstein
Psalm 50:23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.
Conversation comes from the heart and what comes out of the heart is what defiles a man.
Matthew 15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
12 Then came his disciples, and said to him, Know you that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.
14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15 Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable.
16 And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding?
17 Do not you yet understand, that whatever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.
No man can tame the tongue but God can.
How does He do it?
When we spend serious time in the word daily – SACRIFICING THE THINGS THAT DISTRACT US – and allowing Him to penetrate our depths, yes every part of our hearts and our minds as THE LIVING WORD HIMSELF He will conquer, transform and renew our hearts. Then out of the abundance of the heart, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, our mouths shall speak and declare the oracles of God.
1 My son, if you will receive my words, and lay up my commandments with you;
2 So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding;
4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a shield to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keeps the paths of justice, and preserves the way of his saints.
9 Then shall you understand righteousness, and justice, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:
12 To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks perverse things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and who are perverse in their paths:
16 To deliver you from the immoral woman, even from the seductress who flatters with her words;
17 Who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.
18 For her house leads unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
20 That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the blameless shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
Pro 10:31 The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.
Pro 12:18 There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.
Pro 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
Pro 17:20 He that has a crooked heart finds no good: and he that has a perverse tongue falls into calamity.
Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
2Co 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
1 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)
6 And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Phi 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:
1Ti 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
James 3: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not so to be.
11 Does a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. (Compare)
14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.