Word Wednesday .::31

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron. Leave a comment and share a scripture that has impacted you this week.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Matthew 12:33-37 ESV

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Ouch...this one hurt so good. One of the biggest lies we learn growing up is, "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me!" Words hurt, sometimes more than anything else. James says the tongue is a very powerful member of the body. As Jesus is talking to the Pharisees, I feel him talking to me sometimes. Words are powerful, yes, but they're also very revealing. If we just stop and listen to ourselves, we can evaluate ourselves. Are we truthful or deceiving? Are we kind or malicious? Are we encouraging or discouraging? It's definitely good to watch what we say, but let's look at our words so deeply, that we can see our hearts.

What's your Word?

1 comment:

Bill Stanley said...

BOOM! That speaks right to my soul Gary. Interestingly enough I've been working a lot over the last 6 months on my talk and speech.

Think about this - Our "self-talk" may be some of the most damaging to our lives and to our hearts as we think of others.

Thanks for the word. Good word!