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They Bless With Their Mouths, But They Curse Inwardly

Psalm 62:3-4 “How long will ye imagine the mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.

We all know those people. You know what I mean… the ones who say one thing and do another. The ones who talk about you behind your back, but are friendly to your face.  The Bible makes it clear that we shouldn’t be living that kind of life.  It even tells us in James 3:10 to refrain our tongues from evil and speak no guile in order to love life and see good days.  Matthew 12:36 says that we will give account of every idle word in the day of judgment. Woah! God is pretty serious about this!

God is not only serious about what comes out of our mouths.  He’s also concerned about our hearts.  “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Matthew 12:34.  God knows our hearts and he knows the sincerity of our actions.

Is it easy to bless with your mouth and curse inwardly? If you’re praising God or “blessing” Him just for show, but aren’t serious about serving Him, I’d say yes it is.  The problem with living a lifestyle like that is God knows your heart and he knows if you’re not sincere in your actions.  You can’t claim to be a Christian and get away with it.  God knows your heart.  Going through the motions of blessing God or going to church will not cut it.  God knows your heart.  May I reiterate? God knows your heart! 

So where is your heart today? Take some time to examine yourself. Have you ever given your heart and life to Jesus Christ? Don’t try to fool God, others, or even yourself any longer.  Today is the day of salvation! Now is the time! Don’t put it off any longer.  Lip service won’t get you to heaven.  You have to accept Christ as your personal Savior and surrender your life to time.  Want to know more? Ask me how to be saved!

2 Corinthians 6:2- For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

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Expectations

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is on him.  He only is my rock and salvation: he is my defense, I shall not be moved.  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:5-8

Expectation: noun

  1. a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future
  2. a belief that someone will or should achieve something
  3. one’s prospect of inheritance

There are certain expectations we have in our everyday lives.  We expect to achieve certain goals or obtain certain things.  We expect to work hard and that work to pay off.  We expect things to go a certain way.  We expect tomorrow and the future. However, the Bible tells us in Psalm 62 that our expectation should be on God.  Our soul should long and wait for none other than our Holy and omnipotent God.  He is our rock, He is our defense, He is our refuge, He is our salvation!

Life can be so full of uncertainties.  We can never truly know what to expect from the things of this world.  In order to live a life of peace and joy, we must learn to turn our expectations to Him.  God sees the whole puzzle when we can only see a few pieces at a time.  He commands us to trust Him and invites us to pour out our hearts to Him.

What are you expecting today? Look no further than the One who indwells you.  Wait on Him. Lean on Him. Trust in Him.  Place your expectations in Him.  You won’t be sorry!

“For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall not be ashamed, but that will all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.” Philippians 1:19-20

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