1. When the bible says with one mouth you can't bless God and then curse men created in his image. The mouth as the vessel through which our spiritual sacrifices go up to God becomes corrupted as a sacred vessel when we use the same tongue to speak evil of others.

2. The mouth becomes incapacitated and unable to adequately perform that spiritual task. satan therefore will leave us to sing but earnestly seek to contaminate the vessel by provoking us to develop enmity in our hearts towards others and speak evil belonging God's image in them.
3. This is why differences must never become personal where the image of God in others is blurred by the words you speak out of pain. When incense was offered in the temple unto God it was a blend of spices. All the species were fragrant except one which had an unpleasant aroma.
4. If that incense was however prepared without the unpleasant one it was unusable. God tests us in our love for him and the beginning of true worship with our love for those who opposed us or speak ill of us. He wants us to forgive and bless purifying our tongue as a holy vessel
5. God insisted on the inclusion of the unpleasant aroma in the mix. This is how we have one negative person in our circle whom God uses to purify our hearts and to demonstrate our love for him truly indeed and not just in word.

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