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2 A man [iysh] shall eat [akal] good [towb] by the fruit [pariy] of his mouth [peh]: but the soul [nephesh] of the transgressors [bagad] shall eat violence [chamac]. 3 He that keepeth [natsar] his mouth [peh] keepeth [shamar] his life [nephesh]: but he that openeth wide [pasaq] his lips [saphah] shall have destruction [machittah]. KJV-Interlinear 2 From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence. 3 The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. NASB
From the mouth comes the detail of the soul. What you think eventually is expressed in what you say. Your words are the pathway to the soul. Not the eyes as the world promotes.
Some would try to deceive by words, as that is the only thing we can hear, but here in this verse when the soul is founded on Gods word, then the words come from the source of the scriptures.
Good then is the result of anyone who utilizes the principles of doctrine in their daily life.
Desires which are not compatible with the scriptures are nothing more than treacherous traps to ones own soul. A negative person might try to fool others with the dynamics of his spoken words, but when the soul is not founded in doctrine, then only the sin nature and world opinions rule from within the soul.
Anything not founded in truth is a lie. Anything which is from a lie is a trap. Any trap which one jumps into with eyes wide open is death. And death is a separation from life. Life in this case is the spiritual life. And death is ones spiritual death, or living ones life apart from Gods guidance and counsel.
Life is blessing. Death is violence, a tearing away from life. A tearing away from something which is intended for something which is not desirable.
Often you will be tempted in life to say or do things which you should not. A person whose soul is guarded by Bible doctrine, will be able to guard his words and not respond with retaliation, or knee jerk reactions to circumstances. Even if someone gets the better of you, and you fly off with your mouth in anger, a spiritually sound person will sooner than later gather his self control and bring himself back into his own self discipline.
A person who has no doctrine in Him, will sooner or later lose his wits and his emotions will take control of his life. Many a person can live for a while, even decades, with some semblance of self control, but without spiritual resources, the troubles of the world will become insurmountable and you will eventually lose all control. Failure is the only destiny of the negative believer.
Likewise the arrogant believer will let his own mouth run wild. That always spells out trouble for Him. Opinionated people, nagging people, complaining people, antagonistic people, gossiping people, and the like, all intend violence (any anti-God attitude) toward others, but in fact they are only bringing that same violence on themselves. They lose because they are in effect fighting themselves.
Bible doctrine becomes a guard for the lips. Spiritual discernment brings caution, thoughtfulness, empathy, sound judgment.
On the other hand, when the soul lacks doctrine within it, then the tongue is ungoverned, and noise and violence (anything said which is incompatible with God) come from it. A fool makes himself known to others by merely the opening of the mouth.
6 And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. NASB
21 Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. NASB
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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