Summary: WHY DID THE RICH MAN ONLY WANT WATER ON JUST ONE PART OF HIS BODY?
WHY HIS TONGUE? LUKE 16:19-31
Pr 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Pr 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Pr 26:20 ¶ Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Pr 12:19 ¶ The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Pr 18:21 ¶ Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Jas 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Jas 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
MAY BE THESE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS HE WANTED WATER ON HIS TONGUE.
1. HE HAD NEVER USED HIS TONGUE TO CONFESS JESUS AS LORD.
Ro 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
2. HE HAD NEVER USED HIS TONGUE TO WORSHIP THE LORD.
Ps 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
3. HE HAD NEVER USED HIS TONGUE TO WITNESS FOR JESUS.
Mt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
4. HE HAD USED HIS TONGUE TO GOSSIP.
5. HE WANTED TO USE HIS TONGUE BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.