A Polished Arrow

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“He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of His hand He hid me; He made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in His quiver.” (Isa. 49:2) The Good News Translation says; “He made my words as sharp as a sword. With his own hand he protected me. He made me like an arrow, sharp and ready for use.”

Words can be used for good or evil, but either way, your words have power. It’s how God created us, in His image and likeness, speaking spirits to do His bidding and speak His Word. Even Jesus’ response to the devil in the wilderness was, “It is written…” God gave each of us the same weapons of warfare; our mouth and His Word.

Today, let’s be purposeful with our words. Let’s build each other up instead of tearing each other down. Let’s not be like the world that repeats the ‘cute’ saying of others, but let us be speakers of truth, bringing the message of love to a hateful and hurting world. You don’t have to agree with people to show love. Love covers a multitude of sin.

Let us hit the mark with the words we speak, having the Word as our measuring line. Know the Word of God so that you can tell the difference. Ephesians 5:15-16 says; “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”

Look around you. We are indeed living in the end times and Jesus is coming soon. Let’s not forget why we are on the earth and the great commission that Jesus gave to us that we must go into all the world, our communities, our jobs, our cities and proclaim the Kingdom. Signs, wonders and miracles will follow us, not for us, but for unbelievers so they will believe.

Father, again I thank You for the blood of Your son, shed for my sins and for all who will believe. Help me to be sensitive to Your Holy Spirit that I may never miss an opportunity to spread Your love and touch people where they are. May I not be afraid to grab a hand and pray Your Word over their bodies, their finances and their soul. It’s always for Your glory, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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