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“He also loved cursing, so it came to him; and he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him. But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, and it entered into his body like water and like oil into his bones.” (Psalm 109:17-18)

It is not what goes in the mouth, but what comes out that is violent and wicked. Each man’s mouth may praise the Lord, but then turn and curse a brother. Watch your tongue and the words that come across it. Be not like the wicked who curse and swear as if they had the power to do what their words boast. Delight in being blessed by the Lord and do not conform to the ways of the wicked.

Lord, You know what needs to be expunged from my mouth. You know what thoughts I have that are in line with the wicked and not godly. Lift me up to see more clearly the path I need to take that I may abide in You and be in Your presence always. Guard the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart that I may live into the life to which You have called me by grace.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your grace. I need Your grace, for each day I speak words that are abhorrent and untrue. Teach me the fullness of the faith that I may continue on the journey of having a guarded mouth and a clean mind. Keep me close to You that I may see Your cleansing of this temple which You have made for the Father’s glory. May I abide now and always in You. Amen.

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