June 06, 2022
What you say today will have effects far beyond your imagination. Your words carry the power of life or death, good or evil, blessing or cursing. All through the Scripture, God instructs us about the use of the tongue. His tool for motivation is by showing us the tongue’s effects—for good or evil. Each phrase of Proverbs 15 is sobering as it outlines speech’s power.
GOOD WORDS …
Your words are not neutral. Everything you say will either advance joy, life, harmony, knowledge, life, peace, joy and delight or they will stir up anger, folly, lies, foolishness, and strife. You may not think you have that power, but you do. If you look around you and see the trail of those evil effects, don’t blame your circumstances or others. The guilt lies squarely at the feet of your own choices with your words.
And remember, Jesus said your mouth speaks out of that which fills your heart. If your heart is surrendered to Christ and filled with His grace and truth, life-giving words will come out. But the reverse is also true.
Father, fill me with Your Holy Spirit today. Take complete control. Let me carefully, wisely listen to Your Spirit before a word comes out of my mouth. Let my words be God-initiated. Protect me from the sudden foolish word that will harm everyone around me and abort the advance of Your kingdom.
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