In person, at work, at home, on the home phone, on the cell phone, we love simply love to talk. We talk about everything: work, sports, music, television, friends, family, and church. Sometimes its good stuff, sometimes its bad stuff but we feel the need to talk about it. What are we really saying? Since life and death is in the power of the tongue, are we choosing to live or die? Are we choosing to verbally murder or deliver? For ourselves, are we choosing to commit suicide or live in abundant life?
We have to watch what we say. Sometimes it may be in fun but sometimes you are speaking some things as though they were to yourself as well as others. Even David in Psalm 141:3 says,” Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.” He too knew there are some things that we need not say.
Automatically most would think curse words, but its more than that. What are you saying about your family, friends, and most importantly to yourself? David reminds us that we just can’t say everything we feel like. For at times we do say some things in spite, in emotion, or in haste. And once you say it, there is no taking it back. David also knew that once you say it, the devil would be able to hear it. And if he heard it, he would be able to use it to plot and scheme against you, and he would truly know whose side you are really on.
Today, speak love and life in words that soothe, heal, and restore.