Words can Condemn or Justify Us

The tongue, even though among the smallest of all the members of the body (James 3:5) can do the most damage.

Take a moment and think- what words have you spoken today? Did you know that every idle word spoken will be judged?

Did you know that God listens to every single word uttered by you? And He weighs each one?  What words do you speak to yourself, others and God?  Today we need to start to speak deliberately to everything- persons, situations, God.  Jesus Christ was very clear about idle words. He says so in the scripture for our devotional today.

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Our text is taken from Proverbs 30:5

By your words, you are justified or condemned! That is deep. We need to be very careful about speaking idle words.  The Bible in the Book of James is very clear on how destructive the tongue can be. James is very apt in his advice – be slow to anger, be slow to speak and quick to listen. The English say we have two ears and one mouth, you listen twice as hard!  Our words must be deliberate. What words are we speaking into the lives of our loved ones. Are we quick to condemn their actions? Do you know that you are creating as you speak?   When God wanted to create- He spoke! Our words are powerful when spoken into the atmosphere. What are you releasing? What are you saying to God?  What are you saying to your Family, Friends, Business, Work, Ministry?  Idle words or deliberate words? This is not about pumped up or positive speaking, this is about what God desires we do as we are made in His image and likeness! Speak careful words. Weigh your words before you utter them. Speak life to everyone. Let grace be upon your lips. Bless don’t curse- yes even those that hate and use you!! It’s the ‘God way’.  Speak life to yourself- create your day, be victorious in the face of adversity. David won the war of words with Goliath before the actual battle began! Read that story again!  Be deliberate, speak words that are meaningful and laced with grace. Say what you mean and Mean what you say! May God help us as we learn and re-learn speaking life!

Prayer

Prayer for this week

Today Lord, Help me to speak deliberate words.  Amen.

Charge

Charge for this week

Eccle 10: 20 – Do not curse the King ,even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a bird of the air may carry your voice, And a bird in flight may tell the matter. SPEAK DELIBERATE WORDS!!!!!!!
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