: Pro.18:21. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Pro.13:3. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. Pro.15:23. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! The tongue is a great gift from God. The way we use this gift will determine whether we will be happy or sad in life. You can be blessed or bleed depends on the use of your tongue. The bible said life and death is in the power of the tongue, joy and sadness is in the power of the tongue. 1Peter.3:10-11. Good use of the tongue brings life and blessings while bad use of the tongue bring pain and sorrow. James.3:1-12. Pro.18:6-8, 21. Pro.10:6, 13.14, 18-22. A lot of people today are going through real suffering in their life and marriages because of the use of their tongue. Other people brought upon themselves untold hardship through the wrong use of their tongue. Many of the children of Israel were not able to make it to the promise land, because of the wrong use of their tongue. The wife of David who was the daughter of Saul the first king in Israel became barren all her life because of the misuse of her tongue. And so many others in the bible who lost a lot in their life because of misuse of the tongue. We need to beware the way we use our tongue. CONVERSION AND GOOD USE OF THE TONGUE, Mt.12:33-37. It is genuine conversion that brings a change both in our character and the way we use our tongue. After conversion there is need for you to consecrate your tongue to the altar and bring it under control through the grace of God. Also apart from conversion we need to go to the Lord and be really sanctified and our heart made pure and holy. A holy heart will make a wholesome tongue. COUNSEL FOR PROPER USE OF THE TONGUE, Col.4:6. Pro.15:1. The Lord is giving to every one of us the counsel to how we need to use our tongue. We are to use our tongue: (1) To bless God. (2) To speak righteous words. (3) To bless others and not to curse. (4) To preach the gospel. (5) To pray and intercede for the salvation of sinners, restoration of backsliders and revival in the church. (6) To promote peace among the brethren and in society. (7) To sing praises to the Lord. (8) To edify and build up one another in the family. (9) To encourage others and not to discourage. (10) To counsel others on righteousness. CONSECRATE YOUR TONGUE THIS YEAR TO SPEAK ONLY THINGS THAT is GOOD AND EDIFYING TO OTHERS.