Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
Zip your lips. If this could be possible literally, this world could have been a better place.
Our tongue was created for worshiping, praising and for spreading the Word of God. Instead of speaking-up and being a witness for Jesus, lying tongue, flattering tongue, proud tongue, cursing tongue and silent tongue exist. Our lips were made for food intake, articulation and facial expression. It was given to us to share a smile and not to frown on enemies.
We must be careful to every word that comes out our mouth. Hurtful words are like sharp swords that slices the heart. Many had been used to cursing. I’ve even witness a kid uttering a curse not knowing what the words meant. Some cannot live a day without saying bad words as if it’s their breakfast, lunch and dinner. God is not pleased with it. We should use our mouth according to its purpose.
Having the ability to speak is a blessing. There are some who were not able to communicate through words. With this reason, we should watch what we are saying. If zipping our mouth is one of our greatest challenges that is hard to control, offer it to God. Let Him control us, let Him guard our mouth and watch our lips. Pray continually and be closer to God to become more like Him. Only good words should come out our mouth. Brush away halitosis that poisons the spirit.