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Guard Your Mouth

Guard Your Mouth
防备你的口

Matthew 5:34-37
马太福音5:34-37

The subject that we are going to study is one of the most important in scripture, and is so important to the believer. We start off by taking these verses as our text, but we will be studying various scriptures, so please keep an open Bible at your fingertips.

我们要学习的主题是圣经中最重要的一节,对信徒来说也是非常重要的。我们用这节作为文章的开始,但我们要一直学习各节经文,因此要打开圣经使他可以随手翻看。

You may have guessed that the subject is the tongue… What we say is so important… It reflects our Lord in so many ways. It is important to understand what scripture says … About what to say and what not to say.

你也许会猜测这节主题是关于舌头的…我们所说的话非常重要…它以许多方式显示出神的作为。理解经文的话也很重要…关于说什么以及不说什么。

Many Christians today say that it makes no difference to swear… The world does it… If a Christian swears or uses bad language … Well, we are only human really. This is not what scripture says at all.

今天许多基督徒说誓言不会带来什么改变…世界都是如此…如果一个基督徒用不好的语言发了誓言…好吧,我们只是凡人而已。这根本不是经文所说的。

We are to be distinct and completely different from the world. In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul states that we are new creations. In verse 20 he says that we are ambassadors for Christ, we are the Lord mouthpieces on this earth. Romans 12:2, states that we are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, and not conformed to what is happening in the world.

我们是与众不同的,完全与这世界不同。在哥林多后书 5:17 中,保罗宣称我们是新造的人。在20节他说我们是基督的使者,我们是主在世上的代言人。罗马书12:2中说我们要随着心意更新而变化,不要效法这个世界。

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

罗马书12:2说,不要效法这个世界,而要随着心意更新而变化,要证实什么是好的,可接受的,完美的,都依赖神的心意。

Jesus states in Matthew 12:33-36, these words:

耶稣在马太福音12:33-36中宣告以下话语:马太福音 12:33-36

33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

“你们或以为树好,果子也好;树坏,果子也坏。因为看果子就可以知道树。

34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

毒蛇的种类!你们既是恶人,怎能说出好话来呢?因为心里所充满的,口里就说出来。

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

善人从他心里所存的善就发出善来;恶人从他心里所存的恶就发出恶来。

36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

我又告诉你们:凡人所说的闲话,当审判的日子,必要句句供出来。

He makes the connection between the heart and the mouth. Whatever is in our heart will eventually come out of our mouth. He gives a stern warning, that for any and every idle word, we will have to make account for before the Father.

他使心和嘴连接起来。我们心里存着什么逐渐会从我们嘴里出来。他给出严厉的警告,对任何以及每个琐碎的话都会在神面前写下记录。

What excuse is good enough for gossiping about another believer? The Lord is going to ask us why we did it. Can you answer Him?

有什么借口能说其他信徒的闲话呢?主一直在问我们为什么这么做。你能回答他吗?

Paul and James also have stern words to say: In Ephesians 4:29, Paul says ‘Let no corrupt communication come out of your mouth.’ In the very next verse, he says ‘Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.’ Do our words grieve the spirit of God?

保罗和雅各都说了如下严厉的话:在以弗所书 4:29 ,保罗说污秽的言语,一句不可出口。在下一节,他说,不要叫神的灵担忧。我们的话叫神的灵担忧了吗?

Colossians 3:8 is another key verse. We are to put off these things, look at this list:

歌罗西书 3:8 是另一关键章节。我们暂且放下这节,看一看这个列表:

8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

但现在你们要弃绝这一切的事,以及恼恨、忿怒、恶毒、毁谤,并口中污秽的言语。

James, in Chapter 3:1-13, writes possibly the greatest passage on the tongue. He says so much. Please study this in detail for yourself, this is such an awesome passage.

雅各书3:1-13中或许以最大篇幅写到舌头。他说了很多。请仔细研究自学,这是非常棒的篇章。

One of the best chapters in the bible is Proverbs 15. The tongue is described here as:

圣经中最好的章节之一是箴言15章。舌头在这里描述如下:

Verse 2 It uses knowledge.

第2节它善发知识

Verse 4 It is a tree of life.

第4节它是生命树

Verse 7 It disperses knowledge.

第7节它播扬知识

Verse 23 It brings joy to the speaker.

第23节它为讲说者带来喜乐

Verse 26 Words of the pure are pleasant.

第26节良言乃为纯净

Does my/your tongue do these things?

我的/你的舌头在做这些事吗?

Having found out that the words we speak are so important, how do we control the tongue? Well, we have to let the word of God penetrate our souls. The psalmist wrote ‘Thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee.’ It is important to let the word of God penetrate our hearts – Colossians 3:16.

了解我们所说的话如此重要,我们如何控制舌头呢?好吧,我们要把神的话刻进灵魂里。诗篇的诗人写道,我将你的话藏在心里,免得我得罪你。 把神的话刻进灵魂里非常重要-歌罗西书3:16

There are some things the Lord wants us to speak:

主要我们讲述的事情有:

Speak Praise: Hebrews 13:15, Psalm 34:1 Psalm 40:3

讲述赞美之事:希伯来书13:15,诗篇34:1诗篇40:3

How important this is! In Psalm 34:1, we are told that the praises of God are to be continually in our mouths. If this happens then there is no room for gossip, complaining or backbiting.

这是多么重要的事啊!在诗篇34:1中,我们被告知神的赞美要持续不断在我们口中。如果这么做就没有多余的空间留给八卦、抱怨或背后中伤。

Speak Prayer: Phil:4:6, 1 Thess 5:17

讲述祷告之事:腓立比书4:6,帖撒罗尼迦前书5:17

What an awesome privilege! You know the more time you spend talking and spending time with the Holy one of Israel, your speech will become more and more beautiful – because you realise you are in the presence of the Holy one and therefore your speech will be reverent and good.

多么棒的特权!你知道你花越多时间谈论,花越多时间成为以色列神圣的一员,你的言语就会变得越来越美妙-因为你认识到你在那位圣者面前,因而你的讲述就会越发敬虔和美好。

Speak Peace: Proverbs 15:1, 16:7, Psalm 15:3

讲述和平:箴言15:1,16:7,诗篇15:3

Jesus Said ‘My peace I give unto you, my peace I leave with you.’ How often, with our words in various situations, do we bring the peace of Jesus into that situation, and leave the peace of God with the person we are talking too?

耶稣说,我留下平安给你们,我将我的平安赐给你们。我们多久用我们的话语在各种情况下,把耶稣的平安带进那些情况中,把神的平安给我们谈话的人?

Speak Unity: John 17, Psalm 133,Ephesians 4:1-16

讲述团结:约翰福音17,诗篇133,以弗所书4:1-16

I was so struck with the verse in Galatians 5, which says:

我对加拉太书5的章节记忆犹新:

15But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

你们要谨慎,若相咬相吞,只怕要彼此消灭了。

This is so important – we are doing the same work for God. The devil wants to destroy the church and our fellow believers. Let us not help him by our careless use of our mouths.

这点非常重要-我们在为神做同样的工作。魔鬼要摧毁教会和我们的信徒同工。让我们不要因为疏忽我们的口而帮了魔鬼。

Speak Love: 1 John 3:11-14

讲述爱

Galatians 6

加拉太书 6

10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

所以,有了机会,就当向众人行善,向信徒一家的人更当这样。

Let us do this, in both word and deed. Note it does not say ‘be good to those in your own church’, but it means to be kind to all believers – including those of churches where we have doctrinal differences, and that means with our words.

让我们以话语和行为这么做。注意这并不是说,要对那些你本教会的人行善,而是要对所有信徒行善-包括那些与我们有教义分歧的教会,那就意味着用我们的话语这么做。

Do we speak badly of another church?

我们讲述其他教会不好的事情吗?

Speak the Word: Matthew 4:1-11

讲述神的话语:马太福音4:1-11

Let us use the same method which Jesus used to derail the devil. The word of God – it works every time. The power of the Word will always defeat Satan; it is our sword, and we have to use it as it gives us victory every time.

让我们使用耶稣常常阻止魔鬼的方式。神的话-每个时刻都在施行。这些话语的力量总是会打败撒旦;它是我们的剑,我们要使用它就像每次它给我们带来胜利一样。

Speak the Name of Jesus: Phil 2:5-8

讲述耶稣之名:腓立比书2:5-8

The name of Jesus has authority. We can use this name because it has authority. Peter and John used it in Acts 3 to heal the crippled man, and still today the devil cringes at this name. Let us use the glorious name of Jesus.

耶稣之名有着权威。我们能使用它是因为它的权威。彼得和约翰在使徒行传3中使用它来治愈跛脚的人,直到今天魔鬼还对这个名字望而生畏。让我们使用耶稣的荣耀之名。

Speak Victory: 2 Cor 10:4-5, James 4:7-8,Matthew 17:20

讲述胜利之事:哥林多后书10:4-5,约翰福音4:7-8,马太福音17:20

Let us always remember that we have the victory through Jesus Christ. Let us always be looking up to Jesus because He has won us that victory. Let us never speak negative words of defeat – He didn’t even when on the cross.

让我们永远记得我们借助耶稣基督获得的胜利。让我们因耶稣为我们赢得的胜利而永远仰望他。让我们永远不要讲述被打败的负面话语-他甚至在十字架上也没有那么做。

Speak Witness: 2 Timothy 4:1-3, Isaiah 52:7, 62:6, Romans 10:9-14,Acts 4:19-20

讲述见证之事:提摩太后书4:1-3,以赛亚书52:7,62:6,罗马书10:9-14,使徒行传4:19-20

This is our Commission; this is our privilege: to carry the gospel to a needy world. Let us be eager and ready to do this. Let our mouths be full of the story of our Savior.

这是我们的使命;这是我们的特权:把福音传到世界需要的地方。让我们热切地准备好这么做。让我们的口充满救恩的故事。

I hope you are blessed by this study.

我希望你能从此学习中得到祝福

God bless you

愿神祝福你

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  1. Great message!
    Thank you, Keith.
    Blessings~

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