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You Have What You Say!
Why Do Our Words Matter?
The Tongue Has the Power of Life & Death
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)
The Mouth Reveals the Heart
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.” (Matthew 12:34-35)
Words can Condemn or Justify
“For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-27)
Words Can Hurt or Heal
“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18)
About The Confession Café
The Confession Café is meant to be an online source to encourage people towards the use of better words. A confession is something that you say and mean. If you say something and don’t mean it, that’s called a lie. Many times, we take very little notice of the words we say, because the importance of words has been ignored.
The words we speak, come from our hearts, and our hearts often tell who we are, what we believe and what we expect form ourselves and from those around us.
Scriptures About Words
Romans 10:10 NKJV
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
James 1:26 NLT
If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.
Psalm 19:14 NASB
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 34:13 NLT
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
Psalm 141:3 NIV
Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.
Proverbs 13:3 NASB
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; the one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Proverbs 15:1 NASB
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:2 ESV
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
Proverbs 15:4 ESV
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Proverbs 15:28 NLT
The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking.
Proverbs 16:24 NIV
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 17:27 NASB
He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Proverbs 18:21 NIV
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 21:23 NLT
Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.
Proverbs 25:11 NASB
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.
Proverbs 29:20 NASB
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 31:26 NLT
When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.
Matthew 12:36 NASB
But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
Matthew 12:37 NLT
The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.
Matthew 15:11 NLT
It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.
Matthew 15:18 NASB
But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
Mark 11:23 NKJV
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
James 3:3-6 NLT
The tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
James 3:10 NLT
And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!
1 Peter 3:10 NLT
If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.