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The Power of Words

What causes division in relationships? It comes from the heart which is the seat of
emotions. And when we verbalize our emotions we speak out or proclaim our
hearts. “A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An
evil person is a blight on the orchard. Let me tell you something: Every one of
these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of
reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation.
Words can also be your damnation (Matt 12:35-37 Message Bible).

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its
fruit” (Prov 18:21 NKJV). Jesus compared our hearts to trees. He said our words
were the fruits produced by those trees. When our heart is good, our words will be
good; when our heart is mean, our words will be mean. A heart filled with hate will
speak hateful words; a heart filled with love will speak loving words.

Mean and hurtful words come from a heart of anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, and
the list goes on. Kind and loving words come from a heart of forgiveness, love,
grace, and this list also goes on. Let’s take into consideration the words we speak.
Once words escape our lips they can’t be taken back. We can apologize but the
damage is done. My grandmother Cotton always told us kids while we were
growing up, “Be careful of the words you speak; you never know which ones you
will have to eat.”

Let’s pray: Heavenly Father, we come to You with a contrite and humble heart.
Cleanse us from within and fill us with Your Heart so that we may share words of
kindness and love to the world. In Jesus’ name, amen.