by Robert Walker

Watch Your Tongue
Robert Walker
Colossians 4:6
A man working in the produce department was asked by a lady if she could buy half a head of lettuce. He replied, "Half a head? Are you serious? God grows these in whole heads and that's how we sell them!"

"You mean," she persisted, "that after all the years I've shopped here, you won't sell me half-a-head of lettuce?"

"Look," he said, "If you like I'll ask the manager."

She indicated that would be appreciated, so the young man marched to the front of the store. "You won't believe this, but there's a lame-braided idiot of a lady back there who wants to know if she can buy half-a-head of lettuce."

He noticed the manager gesturing, and turned around to see the lady standing behind him, obviously having followed him to the front of the store. "And this nice lady was wondering if she could buy the other half" he concluded.

Later in the day the manager cornered the young man and said, "That was the finest example of thinking on your feet I've ever seen! Where did you learn that?" "I grew up in Grand Rapids, and if you know anything about Grand Rapids, you know that it's known for its great hockey teams and its ugly women."

The manager's face flushed, and he interrupted, "My wife is from Grand Rapids!" "And which hockey team did she play for?

Charles Haddon Spurgeon once said, "That which lies in the well of your thought will come up in the bucket of your speech." This statement is just another way of saying something our Lord said one time to the Pharisees, "Out of the abundance of the heard the mouth speaketh."

Sooner or later we are bound to manifest outwardly by our words just what is in our hearts, for out of the heart are the issues of life, and as a man "thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Prov. 23.7)

The sinlessness of our Lord was manifest in His words as well as in His works. It was said of Him "Never man spake like this man" (John 7:46). Because His heart was perfect, no inaccu ...

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