With Our Tongue We Will Prevail; Our Lips Are Our Own

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This weekend a Bible verse was suggested by @Danneel831 that I found interesting.

With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own; who is lord over us?

Hmmm, is the tongue (not the pen) in fact mightier than the sword? Is that what the Word of God says? Let’s take this verse in context:

Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks proud things, Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; Who is lord over us?” – Psalms 12:1-4

This is a description of the world King David lived in, and it should not surprise us that it is not much different than the world we live in today. This passage describes a world in which pride and self interest prevail. Compare the attitude described in the verse to the behavior of our politicians; this is an accurate description of Congress and the White House – “if we say it, you should believe it. Our tongues will prevail.”

Such arrogance will not be tolerated by God as is evident throughout the Bible. Of the seven things God hates, pride is the number one offense. Let us hope that our nation can humble itself before God and be preserved for generations.

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