Pastor Tim Romero
Ezekiel 3:26–27 (ESV): "26 And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God.' He who will hear, let him hear; and he who will refuse to hear, let him refuse, for they are a rebellious house."
The tongue is a powerful tool that is meant to be used for God's purposes not your own. It's best to keep your mouth shut until the Lord instructs you to speak for where there are many words sin is not lacking (Prov 10:19).
Ezekiel was sent to the people of Israel to warn them of the impending judgment for continued sin. They didn't want to hear him so they would seek to confine and silence him. The Lord decided that he would make Ezekiel mute only opening his mouth with specific words that were from Him. This way he could only say what the Lord instructed him to say.
Just because we have something to say doesn't mean we should say it. We would do well to learn that there is a time to speak and a time to be silent. It appears God cares not just about what is said but also when it is said. Timing is everything. Words spoken to a person in due time can have far more effect. We must be diligent to speak only when God has instructed us to speak. Our words ought not to be our opinions but His Word which is truth. Tame your tongue Christian and speak only when the Holy Spirit instructs you to. Amen?
Father, we thank You for the gift of communication. What a wonderful blessing we have been given. Help us not to turn it into a curse by our careless words. We want to speak only what You want us to speak. Put a guard upon our tongues and keep us from speaking words that are not from You we pray in Jesus name, amen!