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"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).

Be Careful With Your Words, Especially Among The World

I. Introduction:

A. When around saints, our brethren, we are around citizens of the kingdom of our Lord (Ephesians 2:19, Colossians 1:12-13, and Hebrews 12:22-29; cf. John 18:36).

  1. As such, we walk by the same system of faith, thinking, law, etc. (Philippians 2:2, Philippians 3:16, and Philippians 4:1-3).
  2. When we are among those outside of the kingdom, we are among those who walk according to a different rule of law that we have chosen to leave behind (Ephesians 2:1-3).
B. There is a supposed safety amongst the saints (Psalms 133:1, Ephesians 4:1-3, and I Peter 3:8-9).

  1. Even if I err, the first response of my brethren is restoration (Galatians 6:1-2 and James 5:19-20).
  2. However, among the wicked, there is a caution (Psalms 39:1 and Amos 5:12-13).

II. Body: Colossians 4:5-6

A. The fighting the losing battle reality (Matthew 5:25-26).

  1. Who is watching (Psalms 37:32)?
  2. How far will they go (Luke 20:20)? At work, school, etc. Wherever someone might gain if you lose.
B. In general, the tongue can be very dangerous (Proverbs 18:21 and James 3:1-18).

  1. Don’t let it run loose (Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 13:3, Proverbs 21:23, and James 1:26).
  2. Think before we speak (Proverbs 15:28).
C. Knowing that, even with Jesus, some people were looking for attack material (Mark 12:13 and Luke 11:53-54).

  1. They will reshape words (Psalms 56:5-6; cf. John 2:19-21 and Matthew 26:59-61).
  2. They will raise false assumptions (Acts 21:27-31).

III. Conclusion: Proverbs 17:27-28 and Proverbs 29:11