Words matter! Proverbs 15:1 says it this way, “A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.” And James 3:10 says, “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessings and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.”
Let’s take inventory. Let’s listen to ourselves. Let’s be watchful. Let’s do what Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, Oh Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.” My dear Charles says this almost every morning during our devotion while in prayer. It’s a great prayer to pray.
Our words have consequences. Listen to these words of Jesus in Matthew 12:36. “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.” Wow. “Oh God, create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.”
James, chapter 3 is a good reading concerning the tongue. You might enjoy reading it. James 3:2 says, “...If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able to bridle the whole body.”
So, what are you saying today? How are you saying it? Let’s all join Charles in praying Psalm 19:14 daily. Here I come, Jesus…"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, oh Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer." Amen.