It Starts On The Inside

In Psalm 5:9 David writes: “There is nothing reliable in what they say; their inward part is destruction itself. Their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.” This teaches us an important truth about where our words really come from:

— It starts on the inside. It says: “their inward part is destruction itself”.

SO as a result of that:
— “their throat is an open grave” and
— “they flatter with their tongue”

It is just as Jesus said, “The mouth speaks of that which fills the heart.” (Matt. 12:34) Do not say, of something that came out of your mouth, “I don’t know where that came from!” We DO know where it came from: it came from your heart! The mouth does not operate on its own; like the proverbial parrot, it only speaks that which it has heard: from the heart!

All of which goes to say that if someone has a problem with their words, it is not really a “mouth problem.” It is a heart problem, which can only be solved by a change from the inside out, through faith in Jesus Christ.

About Shawn Thomas

My blog,, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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