The Word for today is found in Proverbs 10: 19-22
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking. But he who restrains his lips is wise.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little.
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom.
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
James 1:19 backs this verse up with “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”
These verses mean so much to me, for I have learned to keep my mouth shut over the years. We need to make sure that what comes out of our mouth lines up with God and his Word.
Words have the ability to create and to destroy. Once they are out there, you cannot take them back.
You give life to sin when you think too much on something and then give it power by your words. People’s lives have been destroyed by the words of others.
It is God’s desire to bless his children, but one must also take heed to the verses that precede verse 22.
A righteous person that controls his mouth is a mature believer that knows how to handle riches that God want to bless them with.
It is all a progression on spiritual growth and does not come overnight, but through diligent study of the Word.
Be a blessing to someone today by what you say to them.
Love in Christ, Pastor Louise