21 The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. — Proverbs 18:24
Words are powerful. God spoke the world into existence and He gave Jesus all authority in heaven and earth. Jesus gave that authority to us. So, we have the power to speak words of life and blessing or to speak words of death and cursing. Do your words produce life or death? Since we are indwelt by the Triune God, we have the words of life. The world needs something to believe in and hang onto. Speak words of life to those around you and you will not only bless them, but you will find as you speak those words and they become real to you, your attitude improves. The Beatitudes are called that because speaking blessings should always be our attitude. James warns us that the tongue is a dangerous weapon that we are unable to control.
We must allow the Holy Spirit to control our tongues for us and it will produce fruit that brings forth life. Let the fruits of the Spirit rule over you and you will become a life-giving stream to your family and friends.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous