May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight God. Psalm 19:14
I thought of this scripture as I had a conversation with a friend.
I called her to chat for a moment. I asked what she was doing. She replied that she was pondering the words of her mouth.
I laughed. I could tell from her tone, it was not a good thing. She began to share with me something the Lord had revealed to her.
She said, “I have cursed my vehicle until it finally died.” She went on to say, “as me and my vehicle sat on the side of the road God revealed to me what had happened.” She continued to tell me how she had literally spoken words of curse over her vehicle. Words like, “this is a piece of junk” or “nothing works on this thing.” It finally laid down under the words she was speaking over it.
Proverbs 18:21 tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. It also tells us we will eat the fruit of our words.
God tells us in His word that the tongue has incredible power. With it we release blessings and cursing. We release life and death with our tongue.
Every word you speak…every word you speak…is producing something…either life or death.
For my friend, the words she was speaking over her vehicle had produced death. At the end of our talk, I said, “you are eating fruit this morning, the fruit of your lips. How did it taste?” We both laughed. It was not funny. Not at all. However, it was a lesson well learned that day.
Deuteronomy 11:26 says God has set before us life and death, we choose. The book of Matthew says we are justified or condemned by ONE THING – the words of our mouth. Words that come out of our mouth are important. More than that, they are creating something each time we speak.
Proverbs 21:23 says; Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
Proverbs 18:20 says; From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips, they are satisfied.
With the harvest of our lips. Our harvest comes from our lips. Oh my!
Our words are guiding our life. Our words are creating a harvest. What will that harvest be?
God created the world with words. You are doing the exact same thing; what kind of world do you want.
It is a wonderful time we are in. It is a humbling time we are in. We can no longer afford to take the word of God lightly. We will eat the fruit of our lips. That’s not the question. The only question is, will that fruit taste sweet like honey or will it be bitter with the curse? It’s up to you. And it is up to me.
Today, may we set a guard over our mouth that we do not curse with our words. May we keep our tongue from evil. May the words of our mouth and the meditation of our heart, be always, pleasing to God. As we eat the harvest of our words, may it be sweet and abundant.
“He is getting us ready for something. It’s big and wonderful and full of Him – that is enough for me.” KP