Topic: Use of words
Text: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14, KJV)
It is foolishness to think that you can say anything you like to people and have better relationships. The tone of voice, the choice of words matters.
When you are someone who blesses with your words and do not use caustic words, then you are ready to have better relationships (James 3:10).
Don’t be disparaging in your use of words, don’t use shaming words against others. How much you value people is reflected in the words you use in talking to them and talk about them.
When you lie, relationship suffers. When you think yourself more highly than you ought to, it will reflect in the words of your mouth and you begin to tear at others like a carnivore.
Your position, achievements do not equate to being superior to warrant your wrong use of words against others.
There is that speaks like the piercing of the sword, the Bible says (Proverbs 12:18, Psalm 140:3). Don’t be like that. Some people speak deliberately to wound others. Even if they speak nicely it still has a wounding effect.
If you are full of pride, from the abundance of your heart your mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34).
So it’s not just about the words of your mouth, so that you start becoming hypocritical, becoming becoming deceptive.
Understand that communication is beyond words, intentions also flows, but God loves truth from the heart (Psalm 15:2).
So speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), but that means your heart is full of love.
Therefore, what is important is that you become better, and you will have better relationships.
When you are better, your choice of words will be better and your relationships will be better, so instead of worrying about how others will change, it is you that needs to change.
Jesus said: change the tree and the fruit will change (Matthew 12:33).
And it is the grace of God that changes us (Titus 2:11-12). Let’s depend on that and not just on our own efforts, otherwise, we’ll become frustrated with ourselves.
Action: Pray: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you oh Lord.
Declaration: I declare that my mouth is purified