3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. Proverbs 13:3
It is vital that we guard our mouths. Life and death is found in the power of the tongue. It is amazing how destructive words can be when spoken with the wrong spirit and the wrong intent. In all that we do should be done in love and according to the leading of the Holy Spirit. This includes the very words we speak on a daily basis.
We are called to be vessels of God’s glory and representatives of God’s kingdom on this earth. There is no greater witness to the power and the grace of God than the life we live and the words we speak. It is impossible to claim to be a intimate follower of Jesus Christ if our words are filled with vulgar and disgusting language.
Walking with Christ intimately will impact every area of our lives. This includes the very words we speak and the things we talk about. Our conversation should reflect the character and nature of Christ. We must remember that when God created all things He spoke it into existence. It shows you the very power of words spoken.
Words have the power to bring life and they have the power to destroy. May we do all things for the glory of God. May our tongues come under the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. May we desire to be one God can use on this earth to speak life into the lives of so many and see their lives resurrected for His glory.