Our society has groomed us to speak what’s on our minds, vent about how we’re feeling, and tell the world about everything that is not going right in our lives.
We as believers must realize that our words are a creative force. Our words set the spiritual world in motion. It tells God what we believe and what we will allow in our lives. And on an even deeper thought, our words reflect what’s in our heart (mind).
Today I invite us all to evaluate our words. Are we speaking life? Or are we speaking about our problems and everything wrong in the world? Are we constantly talking about the faults of others? Are we constantly critical?
As believers, our words have to reflect the mind of God.
Words Reveal Character
““Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is recognized and judged by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The good man, from his [inner] good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his [inner] evil treasure, brings out evil things. But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak. For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.””
Matthew 12:33-37 AMP
““You have minds like a snake pit! How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul-minded? It’s your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words. A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is a blight on the orchard. Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.””
Matthew 12:34-37 MSG
What are our words revealing about our character?
Take this to prayer and ask God to show you what your character looks like in His eyes.
SelahTill next time. Be blessed.