Friday, July 6, 2012

"What Are You Speaking?"

"I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1

What's in your mouth? The Bible says that "death and life are in the power of the tongue". Are your words words of life-- do they encourage, build up, bring hope, peace and comfort? Are your words words of death-- do they bring pain, defeat, hurt, sorrow, destruction? The Bible also says that "praise is becoming to the righteous". That means that the only words that really "look good" on those who are followers of Jesus are words of praise.

So as you go about your day, as you encounter daily situations, as you are involved in conversation with others, pay attention to your words and what you are saying. You could even "grade" yourself by taking note of the number of times you complain instead of praise; the number of times you speak life instead of death- and vice versa; and see which words there are more of. If words of death, unbelief and murmuring out number the words of life, faith and praise that you speak, then you need to have a talk with the Lord and ask Him to help you change the way you speak.

Have a great day. What words are you speaking?

For further reading:
Proverbs 18:21
Psalm 33:1; 19:14
Romans 10:8
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