My husband and I are going through the same copy of WOL’s Quiet Time devotional and it started in the book of Proverbs. ( One of my faves)
I just want to share this short blog about the verse that strucked me most today.
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
For the past few days, God has been reminding us about the characteristics of a righteous man, a man who honors God in every aspect of his life.
Today, I am reminded once again about the power of words. In James, we learned about the untamable tongue, that in using it, we can either bless or curse, encourage or discourage, build up or tear down. That’s how powerful our words are.
God holds us accountable with the words we speak even before we actually say it.
Whenever other people hear you speak, do you think you are bringing honor to God with the words you choose to say or does it bring Him shame?
Prov. 12:18 is a beautiful picture of a person who loves the Lord and honors Him through His speech.
“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is HEALTH.”
Oh, how painful it is to hear words that are degrading, insulting, criticizing, words that would bring us to tears.If you don’t want to hear those kind of words, don’t say it to other people.
Everyday, you get to meet different kinds of people with different kinds of struggles in life. Whether you know of it or not, choose to be the wise person stated in Proverbs 12. Be the woman who loves the Lord that in every word she speaks, she chooses to share Jesus to the person she’s communicating with–whether that person deserves it or not.
There are so many things that would make our hearts heavy, but a simple “how are you?” or “how can i pray for you today?” can brighten our day. But ultimately, I believe that whenever our hearts are heavy, the good word that Proverbs 12:25 is talking about is the word of God.It is not just good, it is perfect! It’ll definitely make you glad. 🙂
P.S. I’ll work on a formal “New Year” post next week.
Let me know your thoughts! What has God been teaching you this New year?