The Value of Words


How important are the words we speak? The wisest and richest man on earth, King Solomon said this about words; Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

James says in chapter three that any man who doesn’t stumble with his words, is a perfect man. I’m not sure any of us fit that bill. I’m much more careful with what I say, but I’m definitely not perfect by a long shot! How about you? If you were to record yourself for one day and go back and listen to what you said, would you be pleased or disappointed?

What if our words were assigned a number value, much like the game we play? What if the prize was, we could have whatever we say? God said that His Words will never return to Him empty, that means what He speaks must produce what He spoke them to do. Since we are made in His image and likeness, our words will also bear fruit and not return to us empty or void.

I was talking with a young lady last night who said that there was a day when everything she said, came to pass. She mentioned 5 items she said she would like, and each one materialized that day. I remembered when that happened to me and the Lord showed me a very important lesson, even words you speak in anger or jest are heard and come to pass. It’s nice to have the good things happen, but God wants us to realize the value in EVERY word you speak.

When the trees you plant today bear fruit tomorrow, will it be good fruit or bad fruit? Is the sum total of your life simply based on words you’ve allowed to come out of your mouth? Do you curse others or bless them? For far too long, we’ve allowed just anything to come out of our mouth and have the audacity to blame God because we don’t like what’s happening in our lives. WOW! Just WOW! Talk about a people who don’t accept responsibility!

Guard my tongue, Father! I have a very big mouth and sometimes I just don’t know when to shut up. I want to bear much GOOD fruit! I want to please you with what comes out of my mouth. I repent of word curses I’ve created with my own mouth and not even realized it. Your word be a lamp to my feet, a light to my path and may my words bring life as Yours do. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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