Things to Avoid

Getting along with someone involves not only doing things to strengthen your relationship but also avoiding things that hurt it.  It is also better for us to guard our tongue and use it for good instead of evil.

Psalm 141:3 says. “O Lord set a guard over my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips.”  How many marriages or maybe friendships have been destroyed because of criticism that runs out of control?  How many relationships have broken down because of gossip or a word spoken in anger?

Brother & Sisters in Christ, a harsh word cannot be taken back, no half-hearted apology can truly repair the damage it causes.  James 3:6 says, “The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by Hell.”

These words are very strong, but they are true.  I also want us to understand that the tongue can be used for good, and this should b our goal.  Sometimes it is better to keep silent (like Jesus did before Pilate), particularly if our words will only make things worse.  The Bible says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their need, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

Bible Study continues every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, I go from home to home for bible study and prayer for those who work and don’t have the time to come for Bible study.  Outreach is the key for me.  I believe with God all things are possible.  I totally need your prayer for strength and wisdom.  Remember Jesus loves you!
Brother and  Pastor Fofana


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