The Bible says that the power of life and death is in the tongue and if we really believed that, I think our conversations would be quite different. Have you ever thought about the words you speak? the Bible also says that we will give an account of every idle word we speak and that is truly a scary thought. to think that one day I have to explain why I allowed all that trash get past my lips.
This would be a good time to pray!
I have been hurt physically and verbally and I have to tell you that thou by body still has the scars I remember very little of the actual pain, however there are some memories past events of words that where spoken, they still hurt and try there best to drag me back to live in the pain.
There is power in words.
Make no mistake about it, what we say matters now and in the future. Last time we where taking about the Cross and it is fitting to think about the words coming from the Cross.
The first one is forgiveness. we hear Jesus speaking words of forgiveness to the very people that nailed him to the Cross. Men had done their worst. what do we need to learn from Jesus? that no one is beyond the reach of prayer even the ones who hurt us the deepest, Pray for those who hurt you.
The second is a word of hope, God’s Hope is for today right now
The third is a word of comfort and Affection “I will see to it that you are taken care of” my paraphrase The Lord cares about the details of your life.
The next word is a word of separation God is always close, but the nature of sin will block and distort our understanding of God’s presence in our live’s
The fifth is a word of suffering “I Thirst” only in Christ can this need be met. I might never understand what you have been or are going through, But the Lord Knows.
The sixth is a word of Victory “IT IS FINISHED” nothing you can add or subtract It is GRACE and it is FREE. What you need to do is BELIEVE.
AND the final word is Submission Put yourself in the fathers hands.
Jesus gives us the example of how to act and react we would do well to follow his lead.
And thats the way I see it in my market.