Saturday, March 3, 2012

Speaking Death

Speaking Death
Biblical Priority #1 - God
by Kim H

Whoever guards his lips guards his life, but who speaks rashly will come to ruin.  Proverbs 13:3

It’s been said that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words could never harm me.”But that couldn’t be further from the truth! As we talked about last month, our words have power! The book of James says that an entire ship is steered by a very small rudder. In the same way, as the tongue is a very small part of the body, but makes great boasts.

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing. My (sisters), this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?  James 3:9-11

Everything that comes from your mouth should be uplifting and give life. Furthermore, when you tell your child he is a slob because his room is a mess (or anything that seemingly means nothing), the words have power and attach itself to that person. When you speak negatively your words are in agreement with the enemy.

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34

Challenge: Ask God to help you clean your heart so that you may love others as he does.  May your all words bring health and life!

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