Matthew 14
January 20, 2014
Romans 8:39 – In Christ Jesus
January 21, 2014
Matthew 14
January 20, 2014
Romans 8:39 – In Christ Jesus
January 21, 2014

The Power Of Your Words

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“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

This is a familiar Bible verse and one you may have even memorized in the past. It is a reminder to us even today that our words possess power and that by our words we frame our world and affect those hearing us.

When words are allowed to settle into your heart, they become the meditations of your heart—the things that you continually think about, that are IN your heart. Now all of us have at one time probably said something we wished we hadn’t. Maybe we spoke too quickly out of emotions. Maybe we blasted someone with profanity or hurtful words because those were the words/thoughts buried in our heart.

The Psalmist is helping us to realize through his declaration that we need to watch what comes out of our mouths because it is an indication of what is in our heart. Paul in Colossians 4:6 says that our words should be seasoned as salt: “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Grace-seasoned words will do more in the lives of those who hear us than hurtful, selfish words. Let’s determine to speak only words of grace, encouragement, and building up to one another. Out of the abundance of our heart, our mouth will speak, and we want to speak words that will lift up Jesus and His wonderful work for us.