Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Suggested Bible Reading Matthew 15:10-20
🔴 TWO DIFFERENT SITES
Depending on how you view it, a demolition site could be a construction
opportunity. Our words can build up or tear down, thus becoming a weapon. The power that is in the tongue can heal or destroy. Anyone who has been in the quarreling company of a dogmatic person can tell you just how horrible the experience feels. Such people demolish relationships, cause distrust, and are not pleasant to be around because of their divisive spirit.
Matthew 15:18 “But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.”
Now consider the comforting person offering sympathy during conversations or conflicts. They are slow to speak with sensitivity and intently listen as they seek God before giving advice. They consciously conduct themselves with integrity and sincerity, filled with God’s grace. They do not let any unwholesome talk come out of their mouth but only help build others up according to their needs.
Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Let’s pray: Dear God, the architect and builder of all things, teach us to become better equipped to build up our relationship with you and with each other. We pray that your Holy Spirit bridles our tongue so that we do so in truth, decency, and honor to You when we speak. You have given us the best tool to work with and through, and that is your written word. Help us to apply it with a sincere heart. Amen
~Diana L.W. Coleman
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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