Archive for February, 2009

If I understand correctly, from comments received regarding my question about gossip/mockery/slander/worship, that if a person is willfully disobedient with their speech, knowingly unrepentent in their speech, then God might be less inclined to accept that person’s worship. Perhaps these passages might provide some examples of what God is looking for?
James 1:26 — If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
James 3:9-12 — With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

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I am struggling again. A major part of

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