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1 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” Some go to trouble to hear things they should not.

2 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” In order to hear, we must lend an ear to what is being told.

3 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” All sorts of people become the target of information.

4 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” The tongue is very powerful and a great source of good or evil.

5 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” “1: My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2: For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3: Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4: Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth….

6 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” …5: Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6: And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7: For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:….

7 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” …8: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9: Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10: Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11: Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12: Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh” (Jas. 3).

8 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” What is gossip? “Idle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others…go about tattling…” (R.H.C.D.).

9 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” “13: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not” (I Tim. 5).

10 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” Gossip is not necessarily:  Saying something uncomplimentary (cp. 2 Tim. 4: 10).  Saying something that is private (cp. I Tim. 5: 23).  Speaking about the weather (“idle,” Matt. 12: 36, 32).

11 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” Examples of “…speaking things which ought not”: 1. False doctrine – Jas. 3: 1, Tit. 1: Being a busybody…- I Tim. 5: Making charges without proof – I Thes. 5: 21; Deut. 19: 15; 17: 2-6, I Tim. 5: 19.

12 “Speaking Things Which They Ought Not” Conclusion: “1: I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me” (Ps. 39). “15: My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day…” (Ps. 71).


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