GET TOGETHER- Lord Help Our Tongues

GET TOGETHER- Lord Help Our Tongues


Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

The parent or grandparent on the other side of the backstop disagreed with the pitch that was called a ball while our grandson Micah was batting last Saturday. The next pitch came in and the umpire called it a strike and I made the remark that he let the fan on the other side of the backstop get under his skin and therefore influenced the call. The umpire heard me and looked over at me and let me know that wasn’t the case.     

The Holy Spirit immediately brought to my attention that I was not glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ with the words that I had said.  We are told in   Jas 3:8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Well while we can’t tame the tongue the Holy Spirit can. I am glad that we are told in Heb 12:6For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”  I needed that correction last Saturday. And I am glad that the Lord corrects us rather than kicking us off of the team.

The Greek term for corrupt in the passage from Ephesians is sapros. It means rotten, of bad quality, useless, worthless. When something is rotten it is dead and there is no life in it. Even when we have to talk about some tough things we want there to be life coming from our tongues.

I felt like I needed to go and apologize to the umpire after the game.  In today’s culture it is getting hard to find umpires and referees. There are not a lot of people willing to take the verbal, and sadly sometimes some physical abuse that is taking place on the playing fields, and gymnasiums in our nation.

Not only did I feel like I needed to ask the umpire to forgive me, but I felt like I needed to repent. When we repent it is more than saying I am sorry. It means a change in the heart and mind. In other words I am not going to do this anymore.

Well I found the umpire a little later in the afternoon. I asked him to forgive me. He was such a nice young man. I also found out that he played linebacker for the University of North Alabama. Now if he hadn’t been such a nice young man I might have really suffered from the consequences of my sin.

We live in a culture where as Christians we are to speak the truth on some things that we may face opposition from the world.  When we do that we need to pray that not only will the Holy Spirit give us the courage to do that, but that it will impart grace to the hearers.  We are told in Ephesians 4:30,31 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  

The same Holy Spirit that has sealed us will help us to use our tongues in a way that glorifies God and imparts grace to the hearer.


Let us Pray

Lord Jesus You have given us a tongue to praise You. You have given us a tongue to share the Gospel and Your love with others. Help us to glorify You in every way that we use our tongues.

In Jesus Name




Your Friend /Kinfolk



PS   For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night.  That is on Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper, it is on TV 16.

Please pray for the Lord to reach the lost through these broadcasts, and to encourage the faithful.




Preston Headrick 


Real Party Ministry 

P O Box 2302

Hamilton, Alabama  35570

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