Gravel stones in the mouth (11/01)

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Feb 7, 2017
  • “He has also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he has covered me with ashes.” (Lamentations 3.16).

If our teeth were broken with gravel stones, certainly we have spoken what is inconvenient:

  • “Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.” (Proverbs 20.17).

Be careful, inasmuch as we are judging pursuant to our words:

  • “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.” (Matthew 12.36,37).

So, it’s better we cry now for our "broken teeth" and be saved (Matthew 5.30) than you continue speaking what is not worth and be condemned when Jesus comes. This is why Jesus, many times, put us under the ashes of our lamentations: because sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better” (Ecclesiastes 7.3):

  • “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, all of you sinners; and purify your hearts, all of you double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.” (James 4.8,9).

So, take advantage of the sadness moments to give room in your life to Jesus fathoms you, knows your heart and thoughts, try you and see if there is any wicked way in you in order to lead you in the everlasting way (Psalms 139.23,24). Have a revealer day in Christ Jesus.