In this day and age, everywhere we go, we are surrounded by words!
It takes a lot of faith and continual praying as a Christ-follower to speak the right words!
We can sometimes get “caught up” in this fire-storm of endless words and opinions.
The Lord pointed this Scripture out to me a couple of years ago:
Psalm 39:1 says,...I said to myself, "I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me."
Each time I allow myself to be dragged into that coliseum where the gladiators of complaining and arguing dwell, I get beaten-down every time! When I do as they do, and speak as they speak, I get weaker and weaker. If that isn’t enough, I’ll try dragging someone else into this battle of the “flesh” to fight with me.
It is always a losing battle when we fight against flesh and blood..
Ephesians 6:12 says, For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Do the words we speak bring life?
Do the words we speak bring death?
Do our words affect our life?
Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Jeremiah 21:8 says, "Tell all the people, 'This is what the LORD says: Take your choice of life or death!
I will end with this very powerful Scripture:
James 3:2 says, For we all stumble in many [ways]. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
Wow! Come on! Speak to me!