SPEAK GRACIOUS WORDS

 With the mouth we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. These things, my brothers, should not be this way, for we have a moral obligation to speak in a manner that reflects our fear of God and profound respect for His precepts, James 3:10. AMP

You have to constantly remind yourself that God blessed you to be a blessing. The words of your mouth should only be a source of blessing to others. People may not always treat you right but their ill behavior towards you should not be a reason to deploy your tongue for cursing them. You are of God, born of the Word; you can’t afford to speak like the godless. Dare to be different, don’t speak careless words. Remember you will give account of every idle word you speak to God. Even here on earth, there are consequences to bear.
Proverbs 18:20-21 says a man’s stomach will be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; He will be satisfied with the consequence of his words. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words. Use your words to bless your life and that of others. “Bless and curse not” is one of the teachings of Jesus. You are irreversibly blessed, that should settle something in your heart: you can’t be cursed. So it doesn’t matter what anyone says to you, respond with a blessing. Cursing others or giving them “a piece of your mind” with the intent to hurt them is not Christ-like. Be always niece with your words even in the face of intense provocation.
Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one who questions you.” Your mouth should be a well of life that refreshes the souls of others. Don’t speak like the piercing of the sword. Don’t bruise the hearts of others with your words. Speak only inspiring and encouraging words. Be a blessing unconditionally. That’s how God expects you to represent Him as His legal ambassador in the earth.

PRAYER: In the name of Jesus, my words are life giving, promoting health and peace. My mouth is only for blessing others to the glory of God, amen!

FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 13:2.

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