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Words Have Power

January 19th, 2016

“Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in Your sight.” Psalm 19:14 NKJV.

What is experienced in your heart will be expressed in words.

My thoughts and comments today are that “words have power.”

Words are important, having immeasurable power and potential beyond what you may imagine. With words, God created the world and everything that exists came to be. Genesis states the process this simply, “And God said, ‘Let there be . . and there was . .’” Genesis 1. Read John 1:1-3/14 NKJV. Value the inherent power of words.

Needless excess of words discounts individual value. Solomon, a wise man, said, “The fool multiplies words . . In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” Ecclesiastes 10:14 NIV/ Proverbs 10:19 NKJV. There are people who would do well to understand that principle when it comes to their words. Frequently, people talk too much. When they do, their words are devalued. “Do not be rash with your mouth . . let your words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2 NKJV.

God views the unredeemed and unrestrained tongue as, “an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the [likeness] of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.” Read James 3:8-12 NKJV. Words have incredible power. Your words can build up; they can tear down. Words can help; they can hurt. Words can heal; they can harm. Learn to speak the language of blessing. “Set a guard, over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3 NIV.

Use words well and speak them wisely. Know when to speak; learn when to keep silent. To be considered wise, be disciplined with your words, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 NKJV. Your words have a God-given potential to edify. Everyone needs to receive words that generously express grace. Let your speech be always with a loving voice.

The Psalmist prayed, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord.” Psalm 19:14 NKJV. The more you meditate on God’s Word and allow His truth to dwell in your heart, the more your thoughts and words will sound like His. Read 1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV. Your words are learned from the thoughts you entertain and the voices you listen to most frequently and most highly regard.

What is experienced in your heart will be expressed in your words. Luke 6:43-45 NIV. I want that to be the voice of the Holy Spirit and the truth of the Word of God in my heart. This all begins here, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Colossians 3:16-17 NKJV.

Today, I pray for you to always listen for His voice and obey all He says.

Psa 19.14

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