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Psalms 10:7

His Tongue Destroys

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity."

This verse has come to me at just the right time in my life. This past weekend, a friend of mine witnessed a large group of Satanists disrupting a funeral service by chanting satanic chants and cursing God in and around the church. Just a few days ago, another friend of mine had his testimony attacked by someone who also cursed God, blaming all the evils of the world upon Him. Another person said that God and Satan are equals. None of these wicked people were the least bit receptive to what the word of God has to say.

William S. Plumer wrote about this psalm, saying, "There is a consanguinity between all sins. Compare v.6 with several preceding and succeeding verses. Pride, cruelty, cunning, boasting, lust, covetousness, false peace, want of docility, practical atheism, spiritual blindness, contempt, cursing, deceit, fraud, mischief and vanity are a frightful sisterhood."

All of a man's sinful thoughts, desires and actions are revealed through His tongue. It is a deadly instrument that can do more damage than any weapon invented by man. Evangelist Rick Coram has recently pointed out that the tongue is the only muscle in the body that never has to rest, never gets tired, never gets flabby, never needs to work out, never begins to sag and is not weakened by old age. Furthermore, I believe that, when the tongue begins to curse God, the soul of that person is either in danger of being lost forever or has been possessed by very powerful and wicked spirits.

He will not only curse God, but will attack anyone who loves God and/or opposes evil. The sinner cannot stand to hear the name of Jesus or the truth from God's word and will, therefore, curse the person and his God with false accusations and half-truths.

He uses his tongue to deceive many people for profit. Someone whose mouth is full of deceit can bilk people out of their life savings without the slightest bit of guilt. A recent case of a highly respected financial broker revealed that all of his businesses were built upon a Ponzi scheme that had stolen billions of dollars from his clients. Our government's social security system is a ponzi scheme, yet crooked politicians continue to defend it in order to buy the votes of their constituents.

These people are all around us. They run the businesses and governments of the world. Christians are a small minority in an ever increasingly wicked world. It is often difficult for us to discern the truth from the lies when we see, listen to, or read the news. Lies and empty theories are paraded past us daily as scientific truths in an attempt to damage our biblical world view. "For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief." (Proverbs 24:2 )

Of course, these things were not exclusive to David's time nor are they new or exclusive to our day and age. Since sin entered the world man has not changed, will not change, and cannot change except the grace of God fall upon him. Even then, we still have the flesh with which to contend. Our struggles with sin are a daily battle, and our tongues are the worst offenders. If Christians are honest, we will have to admit that we constantly use our tongues to deceive, gossip, backbite, manipulate, cause mischief, or to just argue about vain and meaningless things.

If we would get control of our tongue, we could contribute much more toward the purpose for which God has saved us. Paul pleaded with the church at Rome to be united in Christ, "That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ... And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name." (Romans 15:6, 9) It is a marvelously powerful way to use the tongue without any fraud, mischief or vanity. When we glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ, we speak the pure and undeniable truth.

Before The Throne:

Ask God to wipe the sin of lies, deceit, fraud, mischief and vanity from your lips. These are the tools of antichrist. Ask God to give you a never ending string of words that bring glory to His name. Pray for those Christians around you to also be in control of their words, but those who do not know Christ cannot control their tongues. Pray for them to receive God's grace and come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus.

For Further Study:

** full. Psa 59:12; 62:4; Rom 3:14; ** and deceit. Psa 5:9; 7:14; 36:3; 52:4; 55:21; Psa 58:3; 64:3; Isa 59:4; Jer 9:3, 6; Rom 3:13; ** under. Job 20:12; ** mischief. Psa 7:14; 140:9; Job 15:35; Matt 12:34; Jas 3:6-8; ** vanity. Psa 12:2; 41:6; 144:8, 11; Prov 21:6; 30:8;


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