Pastor Josh Leadership

Speaking Your Mind

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Speaking your mind is not virtuous; self-control is.

We've all met someone, or some of us have been at times (me!
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We live in an age where everyone has a platform to speak their mind. Unfortunately, it usually behind a keyboard where accountability is minimal. So we have a lot of unrestrained individuals blasting whatever they think at the moment. The problem is that often it's a thought that has not been processed or scrutinized. 

We all have said things we regret because they were a thought, not because they were THOUGHTFUL. 
If scripture is your standard (Yes, brother and sister, you can't have the Christian standard without the scriptures), then there is a model for you to follow regarding your speech. 

We all have said things we regret because they were a thought, not because they were THOUGHTFUL. 


Proverbs 29:11 A Fool speaks his whole mind.

Proverbs 13:3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

James 1:19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak.

James 1:26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.



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