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Harnessing Your Tongue
Lesson Eleven

MEMORY VERSE:Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

1. According to Proverbs 18:21, what will result from the words you choose to speak?
2. What are some “tongue” problems that must be overcome?
Proverbs 4:24 _____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 5:3 ______________________________________________________________
Proverbs 6:16, 19 ___________________________________________________________
Proverbs 10:19 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 11:13 _____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 12:18 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 17:20 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 18:13 ____________________________________________________________
Psalms 5:9; Proverbs 28:23____________________________________________________
Ephesians 5:4 _____________________________________________________________
2 Timothy 2:14,24 __________________________________________________________
Titus 3:9 _________________________________________________________________
James 3:5 ________________________________________________________________
3. Proverbs 11:13 Define Gossip?
What is the opposite of Gossip?
4. Proverbs 26:22 To what does God compare the words of a gossip or whisperer?
Where do these words end up?
5. Proverbs 17:9 How does God want you to handle gossip?
What happens when you repeat a matter?
Do you remember the following childhood rhyme? “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” According to God’s Word this rhyme is totally false. A physical wound eventually heals, but emotional wounds caused by hurtful words may fester inside a person for untold years!
6. How does God describe a person with an unruly tongue?
Proverbs 12:18 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 26:18-19__________________________________________________________
Proverbs 12:22 ____________________________________________________________
Jeremiah 9:8 _____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 25:18 ____________________________________________________________
7. Proverbs 18:7 What results from an “evil” tongue?
8. How does God describe a “wholesome” tongue?
Proverbs 10:11 _____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 10:21 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 10:13,19 __________________________________________________________
Proverbs 10:31 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 10:20 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 12:18 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 16:24_____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 15:26 ____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 21:23 ____________________________________________________________
9. What are the rewards of harnessing your tongue?
Proverbs 13:3 _____________________________________________________________
Proverbs 17:27-28 __________________________________________________________
James 3:2 ________________________________________________________________
10. Psalms 39:1 and Psalms 73:2-3 When was King David most tempted to sin with his tongue?
Psalms 73:16-19 What made David change his attitude about the seeing “prosperity and blessings” of wicked people?
Has Satan ever tempted you to complain about or even condemn an unbeliever’s successes or prosperity. Ask God to open your spiritual eyes, as with David, to see eternal blessings.
11. It is not enough to simply stop old habits they must be replaced with new habits. Old habits lose their hold as Godly habits start to grow. What are some things you can begin to practice that will help change you into a more Christ-like person?
1 Peter 3:9 _______________________________________________________________
Psalms 71:23-24 ___________________________________________________________
Proverbs 31:26 ____________________________________________________________
Ephesians 5:4 _____________________________________________________________
Ephesians 5:18-20 __________________________________________________________
Colossians 4:6 _____________________________________________________________
James 1:19 _______________________________________________________________
Take time to write out a simple prayer for yourself based on the above Scriptures. Pray this for yourself on a daily basis until it becomes a reality in your life. Remember, as you confess your sins daily. He is faithful and just to forgive you. God will change you as you keep yourself in an attitude of repentance and prayer.

Isaiah 42:16 Ministries
Carolyn Evans
9 CR 3118
Aztec, NM 87410