Our Rudder

Psalm 34:12-15
Come, children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of ADONAI.
Which of you takes pleasure in living?
Who wants a long life to see good things?
[If you do,] keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from deceiving talk;
turn from evil, and do good;
seek peace, go after it!

The beginning of our following Adonai should be the taming of our words, the control of our tongue. Sha’ul tells us it is like a rudder to the ship, a small plank of wood that steers everything. If we claim that we believe in God then engage and promote gossip about our neighbors how are we any different than the non-believers and why would they want to place themselves among such people. But the speaking of life into everyone’s existence, exhorting the good that they do and offering the peace of Yeshua’s sacrifice as Adonai intended, this is how we can have the fulfilling life David was writing about. Abba forgive me when I have started and passed on rumors and speculation without concern for how it would affect others. Keep me meek and restrained in Your love so that I speak only life to everyone. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.


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