All too often, many of us underestimate the power of words. Words are not merely sounds caused by air passing through the walls of our larynx. No, my brothers and sisters, words have tremendous power. God spoke the world into existence by the power of His words! (Hebrews 11:3). By this same power we were created in His image. Thus, we have been given an enormous amount of power. Please understand that our words do more than convey information. Our words can actually destroy and disrupt one's spirit and even stir up anger, hatred and violence. But, our words also have the power to heal, to esteem and to invoke love. Out of all of God's creations on the planet, only mankind has the awesome ability to communicate through the spoken word. Therefore, we should guard our words and use them wisely in an effort to build up others and not tear others down!!!!
The writer of Proverbs reminds us that "Life and Death are in the power of the tongue!" The question is, "Who have you given life to through your words?".... Or..." Who have you murdered by your words?" Church, nobody is perfect. We all fall short. But, negative comments don't build others, they are an acid that aids in tearing down others! Listen, we must ALL work to keep our mouths closed to the chaos that negative words can cause. For in reality, those who engage in gossip, lies, corrupt and negative communication in any manner are really in true jeopardy of the wrath of God! Here's why: Jesus said, "But, I tell you that mankind will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted and by your words you will be condemned!" (Matthew 12:36-37)
Brothers and Sisters, our choice of words are so important because we will have to give an account of what we say and what we've said about others when we stand before the Lord Jesus Christ! So get busy building up others and stop tearing them down. Now, think on these things!
Yours in Christ,
"Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!"