Mat 15:11 & 18 “What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them…But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. ”
The Light Turned Yellow
The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing,
stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light
by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman was furious
and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to
get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup. As she was
still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of
a very serious police officer.
The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.. He took her to the
police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed
in a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.
She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting
with her personal effects. He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I
pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy
in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus
Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to
Sunday-School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on
the trunk, so naturally….I assumed you had stolen the car.”
Mat 12:34 “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
James 1:19 “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;”