We are more defined by what comes 

out of the mouth... than what goes in it.

The food which is eaten does not affect the mind, and 

therefore cannot pollute it. Whatever enters the mouth 

goes into the stomach to be digested there and then it is 


"Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into 

the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that 

come out of a person's mouth comes from the heart, and 

these defile them. For out of the heart comes evil thoughts-

murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, 


Matthew 15:17-20

The tongue utters only what is already 

in the heart (Matthew 12:34).

Jesus' concern is not only with how we act but also why 

we act—not only in what we actually do but also in what 

we desire to do in our heart of hearts.

The heart can be a den of evil. It is that which comes out 

of the heart and expresses itself by means of the mouth 

which defiles the man as a moral being. 

(Matthew 15:18)

If the heart is corrupt, the whole man 

is corrupt.

Our speech gives us the power to create or destroy.

The way we speak and the things we say have power.

Words are very powerful instruments.

Words are the most powerful forms 

of expression.

A thoughtless word...

can devastate one's life.

Research shows that words have emotional, physical, and 

spiritual impact. 

Words are messengers;

they carry defeat, they bring worry, and death... or 

transmit victory, peace, and life for many!

Words can cause physical changes in our body and change 

the Spiritual atmosphere. 

The deepest scars

are those we do not see. 

The simplest little words, which we take for granted, have

 the power to hurt or heal, to inspire or discourage, to help

 or to hinder. 

Some words have power beyond the years, beyond 

whatever changes we might make to ourselves and our 


Words have a way of penetrating the very depths of our 

being, for good or for evil. 

Our words should be carefully chosen.

Hostile, uncaring, mean, and destructive venting of words 

and phrases can leave lifelong scars... especially when one 

attempts to demean and change one's view of themselves 

or their perceived value to others. 

Whether words are screamed are clearly articulated...

they can still be very hurtful and harmful, on many 

different levels, sometimes leaving painful 

emotional scars behind.

If one responds to another with anger...

their words are usually wrong, abusive, and hurtful.


We would all be surprised at how many negative things 

we blurt out when we're angry. 

Our words have the power to bring life 

or death to our life, our relationships, 

and our future.

The wrong use of words can:

destroy enthusiasm, impact self-esteem, cause one to 

become wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable, dejected, 

down-hearted, or heartbroken.

Words can lower expectations, ruin relationships, affect 

one's health, and make one sorrowful and sad.

Character assassinations hurt because the accuser states or 

implies that the accused is an innately bad person.

Words are tremendously powerful! 

They have the power to help, hurt, heal, encourage, 

strengthen, and build up.

Words create impressions, images, and expectations.

Since thoughts determine actions, there is a powerful 

connection between the words we use and the results we 


We speak so eagerly and so easily at times.

Unfortunately, more often than not, those harmful, poorly 

chosen, and thoughtless utterances, are often felt in the 

home environment.

In some homes...

obscene language, abusive speech, and stinging sarcasms 

are considered the norm.

The result...

everyone involved is emotionally stirred.

How difficult it is to endure... when 

one is crushed by cruel words.

Poorly timed, poorly chosen words, and senseless chatter 

can kill enthusiasm, cause deep emotional wounds, lower 

expectations, break one's spirit, shatter self-esteem, 

destroy relationships, it dissipates our energy, and holds 

people back.

A fool does not think about the hurt his words bring,

but if he had to drink his words... he would realize how 

bitter they tasted.

God has given most of us the gift of speech and the ability 

to think. This gift has value.

Speech is a gift of such amazing 

value... that it should not be used

lightly or carelessly. 

Something carelessly expressed in the 

heat of the moment... could wound for 

a lifetime.

Words are compelling.

Words can build up or destroy.

Sowing and reaping is a fundamental principle 

in God’s Kingdom. Reaping and sowing applies to


Our words are like seeds we sow, 

and we never know which seeds will 

grow... perhaps they all will


there will be a harvest, 

and our harvest will depend on what 

we have sown... good, bad, or 


Words have great impact for good or 


The quality of our life is the result of 

the seeds we have sown. None of us 

can escape the harvest of our own 


Poorly chosen words can cause 

real harm.

The wound a word opens... can 

fester forever.

We should weigh the impact of our 

words... before we speak.

People will give account for every careless word they 


Giving someone a ‘piece of our mind’ 

not only affects the hearer, but it also 

robs the accuser of joy and peace.

Let us give great attention to the words we speak,

knowing that they are powerful.

Before we speak we should ask ourselves:

 1.) How will my words (including my tone)

effect the person being spoken to?

2.) Will my words build up or tear down?

3.) How would I feel if I were being spoken to


in the same manner?  

We can frame our world for defeat or change.

If we don’t like the situation we are in, we must change 

what we say and how we say it.  

Speaking to others as we would want to be spoken to is 

a time old theory, that works if applied.

 A wise person thinks before he speaks.

The very first "action" we know God 

performed was to speak. God spoke 

with wisdom, honesty, and authority. 

We find our strength and life in the truth of God's Word.

God's promises encourage us. God's commands empower 

and direct us.

God's Words are perfect, 

powerful, and refreshing 

to the soul. 

Since we, God's creatures, bear God's 

image, according to, Genesis 1:27,

we too, should realize that our words

 have power in them and should not 

be harsh, but uplifting and refreshing 

to the soul.

The Scriptures remind us that all of us will give an account

for every idle word we speak. 

Jesus Himself said that our words will 

either acquit us, or condemn us.

Matthew 12:36-37

Let us give great attention to the words we speak, 

knowing that they are powerful.


The very first "Action" we know God performed was to speak. 

Words spoke this universe into existence. Words are charged with everlasting power. Words are very powerful instruments. Words are the most powerful forms of expression. 

Words can leave wounds that can last a lifetime. Words can build or 

destroy. Words have the power to change circumstances and create 


Do you ever think about the words you speak

and the power they carry? 

Do Your Words Help Or Hinder?

Have Your Words Ever Gotten You Into Trouble?

There are some things, no matter how major or minor... 

that should not be said.


Keep in mind...

The non-stop talker uses others for attention and approval.

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May we always remember and never forget:

According to Luke 6:45,

"The good man brings good things 

out of the good stored up in his heart,

and the evil man brings evil things 

out of the evil stored up in his heart.

"For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."

Out of the mouth speaks that which fills the heart. 

Whatever is in one's heart... determines what one says. 

Our words come out of our hearts and reflects the real us.


What comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, 

and this defiles a person.

Matthew 15:18  

 A wise person thinks before he speaks.

We must be mindful of what we say, 

how we say it, 

and when we say it.

Our words are a reflection of what we are, 

and they tell others what we are. 

May we allow our brains to be fully engaged before we speak. 

A wise man's heart guides his mouth,

and his lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:23

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.

Ephesians 4:29

Kind words are never wasted.

May we always remember and never forget...

A wise man's heart guides his mouth,

and his lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:23

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, 

but the mouths of fools pour out folly. 

 Proverbs 15:2

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,

 but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:18

A soft answer turns away wrath, 

but a harsh word stirs up anger. 

Proverbs 15:1

From a wise mind comes wise speech; 

the words of the wise are persuasive.
Proverbs 16:23

Speak Positive Words, Words that Edify, 

Words that Build Up, Words of Grace: 

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, 

but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, 

that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 4:29 

Kind words are never wasted.

May our our words be edifying
and have immortal significance in the lives we touch...
and may they project beauty into the lives of future generations.





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