The Words I Need

Yesterday at Brooklife I spoke from Proverbs on the topic of words in our series “The Life I Need.”

My main idea was: we need to speak the truth without deceit from our hearts.

I pulled together three different verses from Proverbs in order to get at this main idea:

  • Proverbs 12:19 – “Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only for a moment.”
  • Proverbs 24:26 – “An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.”
  • Proverbs 4:23 – “Above all guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Three questions that I urged everyone to consider were:

  1. Am I being honest with God about every area in my life or am I trying to hide things from Him?
  2. Am I being honest with myself about every area in my life or am I in denial about secret sin?
  3. Am I unwaveringly honest and straightforward with my words in every situation, relationship, and endeavor regardless of the hurt or benefit to me?
  4. Am I diligently guarding what comes into my heart, so that what comes out is truly and honestly good?

You can listen to the message here or subscribe to our podcast online here (iTunes / RSS feed).

We used a video called “Honesty” from Visual Reality as an intro to the message.

You can view the presentation that accompanies the message here:

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