Life and death are in the power of the tongue. That is why it is so important to watch your mouth. You are to be a pure fountain of life-giving water. When you judge and curse others, you are sending out polluted water. If My Son could endure the cross without reviling those that cursed Him, how much more should you be able to endure the suffering that you face? You have not shed your blood, have you?
Therefore, count it all joy when you suffer for the sake of My Son. This brings Me great glory and honor when you die to your self and carry your cross. Pride is the most difficult sin to overcome if you are bent on maintaining your reputation. You must die to self in order to truly live.
For I will reward those who overcome. It's not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. You can always have the victory through Christ, so yield to My Spirit. Follow Me and experience life to the fullest!
James 3:10-11 The Voice (VOICE)
10 One mouth streams forth both blessings and curses. My brothers and sisters, this is not how it should be. 11 Does a spring gush crystal clear freshwater and moments later spurt out bitter salt water?
Luke 23:34 The Message (MSG)
34-35 Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them; they don’t know what they’re doing.” Dividing up his clothes, they threw dice for them. The people stood there staring at Jesus, and the ringleaders made faces, taunting, “He saved others. Let’s see him save himself! The Messiah of God—ha! The Chosen—ha!”
Psalm 19:13 Expanded Bible (EXB)
Keep me [Restrain your servant] from ·the sins of pride [proud thoughts]; don’t let them ·rule [dominate] me. Then I can be pure and innocent of the greatest of sins.