Rhapsody of Realities 22 September 2023: Your Words and You
SCRIPTURE: For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:37).
As a Christian, you ought to always examine your life, especially with respect to your words, because your words reveal your character. If a man’s words are harsh, bitter and biting, then that’s who he is inside. But if your words are gracious and loving, that’s the character of your personality. Your words reveal you.
James 3:2 says, “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.” Jesus said in Matthew 12:35, A” good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”
There’s love, beauty, goodness and excellence in your spirit. So when you speak, it should be out of that abundance. The presence of the Holy Spirit in your life means you’re enabled to let out rivers of blessings from within you, coming forth in words. Your speech is thetrue measure of your maturitya s a Christian.
Read James 3:2 again, this time, from the AMPC: “.. And if anyone does not offend in speech never says the wrong things], he is a f u l l developed character and a perfect man….” Bring life, health, healing, hope, strength and courage to others through your wholesome words.
CONFESSION: Dear Father, thank you for your Word and the Holy Spirit that renews my mind to speak blessings and faith-filled words. I speak life and wisdom today; I live in divine health, supernatural abundance, and I walk in righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
James 3:2-6 –
For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.
3 If we set bits in the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about.
4 Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!
6 And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man’s nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).
Proverbs 15:4 – A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit.
Mark 11:23 – Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Galatians 6:1-18 & Isaiah 9-10
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 24:13-27 & 2 Samuel 17-18
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – Your Words and You – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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