The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; the one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. - Proverbs 13:3
The big danger in swallowing your foot is that you may choke on it as it goes down. Guards are stationed at boundaries. “Free speech” does not mean liberty to blurt out one’s limited knowledge, mistaken conclusions, unproven assumptions and acidic gossip. All that leads to ruin. God promises protection to those who establish the boundaries of His truth and wisdom around their mouth. Specifically, God’s pledge is that such people maintain the wellness of their souls, not just their bodies. When you’re tempted to shoot off your mouth, muzzle your bullets with prayer.
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All genuine Christians are involved in a fight. Sometimes it’s an inner struggle; other times it’s circumstances. Satan uses everything in his arsenal to keep you from fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for your life.
So how can you be on the winning side in the ongoing war against evil? And how can you win the specific battles you face in your own life? Dr. Ed Young answers these questions in his booklet, How You Can Win Against Satan.
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