Proverbs 18:21 (KJV) 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
This is such a powerful scripture and remember this is God’s Word. Words have power. With our words we bless, comfort, lift up, change circumstances, heal, deliver, and even create because we’re made in the image of God and that’s what He does with His Words.
However, even though we can speak life with our words, we can also speak death with our words. Our words can hurt, tear down, manipulate, destroy and even kill. But that’s not what God intends for us to do with our words.
We’re to use our words the same way God uses His Words – to change circumstances! You see, God doesn’t just use His Words to communicate but to created and change circumstances as we see throughout the whole Bible.
Let me show you one very important thing about our words.
Proverbs 15:4 (KJV) 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (KJV) 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 16:24 (KJV) 24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Notice the word wholesome and the word health. It’s the same word in Hebrew – marpé – which means: medicine, cure. That means our words act as a medicine and a cure, for us or for others. How awesome is that!
We need to be speaking words of life in all we do if we want to have the victorious life that the Lord has ordained for us.
Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Guard your heart by guarding your words – Pamela