The Tongue for God’s Glory
- We are presently studying James, and each chapter condemns the sinful use of the tongue.
- There are good uses of the tongue toward one another to be trees of life (Prov 11:30; 15:4).
- But we should be glad to use our tongues for God’s glory, for silence is not always golden!
- Life is simple – you were made for God’s glory (Pr 16:4; Rev 4:11), so sing like it tonight!
- Your tongue is your glory, for by it you have a unique creature ability on earth to give glory to God (Psalm 16:9 cp Acts 2:26; Psalm 30:11-12; 57:8; 108:1).
- The four beasts or seraphim never rest from praising (Rev 4:8-11; Is 6:1-4).
- When God gave the gift of tongues, it was to praise God’s works (Ac 2:4,11).
- Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs are sung to the Lord (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16).
- Your mouth and its sounds are to be used for God and His people (Ps 34:1-3).
- The effect of praise and thanksgiving on other believers is good, and it is one of the most delightful things you can ever do with another person (Ps 69:30-32).
- The LORD Jehovah, also JAH, loves glad praise of saints (Ps 68:3-4; 95:1-3).
- Praise glorifies God, and it leads to blessings upon holy saints (Psalm 50:23).
- David loved singing to the Lord very much (Psalm 47:6-7; 104:33-34; 147:1).
- Do you delight in the LORD Himself … nothing else will work (Psalm 37:4).
- Are you a mannequin, mumbler, or dancer before the LORD (II Sam 6:14-16)?
- God saved us Gentiles for some singing, praising, and lauding (Rom 15:8-11).
- Get a load of Psalm 150 for a psalm entirely dedicated to praising the Lord!
- Do not hear this short lesson without doing something about it! What? Sing! Give thanks!
- You and your tongue were created for the glory of God – delight in using it boldly for Him!
- “The Heart of David” emphasizes tongue praise.