Can You Explain The Bible Verse Proverbs Chapter 18 Verse 21?


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Selie Visa Profile
Selie Visa answered
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
In a few words this a caution on the consequences of speech. What people say can lead to life or death. So those who enjoy talking must bear its fruit, whether good or bad. We should be warned by this proverb, especially if we love to talk.
Read James 3:1-12. The Bible warned us to watch our tongues. It is more destructive than any other weapon known to man. It can start wars, ruin relationships, wreck homes, split churches and cause hatred. God has a divine a purpose for our tongues. Our tongues are for glorifying God. Our words should comfort the heartbroken, encourage the faint and teach truth and wisdom. Our words should be bathed in prayer. They ought to be soaked in praise.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ok I'm going to try to do this without confusing you...I'm not an expert but I will tell you what I received when I read this.

In a person's heart the device are usually...jealousy, hate, love, murder and so on.(this is where all our emotions usaully be..sometimes what a person says from thier heart is what they feeling at the time)
When God comes into your life and heart. We see things different than we use to in  life.
When God speaks to your heart you will know if was HIM... All that sinning, hate, murder , lust of the flesh etc, will over power all of this.  I hope this will help you.  If I confused you please talk to your pastor of a family member.  Please let me know if this was correct.

God Bless you
Miranda Innaimo Profile
Miranda Innaimo , disciple of Christ , answered

Proverbs 18:21
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

How does the tongue have the power of life and death?
It is by our mouths that we either confess the Lord Jesus Christ (which brings life) or damn the GOD who made us (bringing death).  Belief alone in Jesus Christ is not enough for salvation; you must show- yes, speak- you faith; for by your words and your actions will you be judged, not just the secret intentions of your heart. The LORD asks that you share your faith, through words and love and acts of love, with others.

What is the fruit of the tongue?

This is the outcome of your words, your actions, and your deeds; if you are always nasty, glib, and coarse with people, you will eat the fruit of your own suffering; if you are kind, loving, patient, and tender with people, you will eat the fruit of love- your life will be blessed by the blessing you shared with your mouth; literally, you will reap what you sow.

Delores Christine Profile
Our mouth can give encouragement to anothers and it can also destory a person by saying words that could hurt them.  So we need to be careful for what we say to others.
John Peter Profile
John Peter answered
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Matthew 12:36)

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. (Matthew 12:37)

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. (Matthew 15:11)

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? (Matthew 15:16)

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? (Matthew 15:17)

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. (Matthew 15:18)

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (Matthew 15:19)

These are the things which defile a man: But to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. (Matthew 15:20)

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