Friday, May 2, 2014
Every word matters
Mat 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.
Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
We must give account for every idle word before the Lord at the judgment. Every idle word that men shall speak, (women too). This applies to all people, the saved and the unsaved. Thank you Jesus for taking my sins and removing me from the wrath of God, but do my words glorify him? We fight the devil, his thoughts given to us and we have our flesh thoughts that are not of the spirit of God. We must take control of our words. Some popular thoughts are that our words are prophecy. That we can prophesy good or evil. Let's not call sin a prophecy. Speaking from the Spirit could be prophetic, but speaking idle words and hurtful words to others, and yes, to yourself as well; these words are from evil, false prophesy, lies, and destruction. We must keep our heart and mind from evil, for out of these we speak.
Jer 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
The LORD loves his people and his glory rests upon them by the redemption of Jesus Christ. With his glory upon us, how can we speak foolish idle words. Let's make a conscience effort to speak words that encourage and any correction must be in love, as we are led by His Spirit.
Lord, may I be used to glorify your name, to build up your people and to be a light to the lost. May many come to you and receive life everlasting. May we speak words that are fruitful, in Jesus name, amen.