The scripture for today is Proverbs 18:20
Proverbs 18:20 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips, he shall be filled.
What we sow in words we will reap in multiplied consequences. Jesus said, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:37 Reaping according to what we sow is a principle of nature; as a person sows, they also reap and must partake of that very harvest. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
With such strong scriptural admonition about the words we speak, one of our priorities should be to guard the words of our mouths and make sure that what we say is wholesome and life-giving. Too often we speak words that produce harmful effects both in our lives and the lives of others. Many times, this is because we simply did not guard our mouths and gave occasion to the enemy to cause harm. Once the words are out, they cannot be put back in. It is imperative then to ensure that the words we speak or write follow the dictates of holiness and are designed to bring life and not cause harm.
“But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8 In order to be a vessel for life we much surrender our thoughts and our tongues to God. He is the only one who can give us power over the tongue. It is by surrendering to the indwelling Holy Spirit that we can use our tongues as instruments of life instead of death. As we surrender our lives to Christ and receive the Holy Spirit, we give all of ourselves to Him, including our tongues. With Christ in charge, our words will be words of life and the fruit that is produced by those words will be satisfying.
God bless you as you continue in His service.