“Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.” 1Peter 3:1
1. In order to keep our “tongue from evil and our lips from deceitful speech”, our thoughts need to be on the right track! We generally think before we speak, (hopefully!) so, therefore, we need to think on exactly what Christ said;
“whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable – excellent or praiseworthy.” Philippians 4:8
You may want to look up each word in the dictionary like I did, and you may find exactly what I found …
* Note that each of these words describes Christ! So think about Him!
2. “He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1Peter 3;11-12
Christ has given us His Peace! It’s already in us! We just need to tap into it!!
3. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4;29
After truely studying this verse I quickly realized that I wasn’t talking very much! And that’s okay, I started getting my thinking on track and in the positive, and continually tap into God’s peacefulness in my attitude and actions, and strange things happen!! I did start speaking a little more often, but now it was to build others up and encourage them, not criticize and bring them down! I do still need to desperately work on this DAILY!
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2