Every Word Matters

Garrulous, Loquacious, Verbose, Motormouth, Yacking, Loose-lipped, Wordy, Gabby, Fluent, Prolix
All of these words mean the same thing: “You talk too much.“ The book of Psalms is FULL of scripture that inspires better speech patterns. The average human uses between 6,000 and 8,000 words a day. Just a thought, but… what if every person in the world actually thought about those words before they spoke them? Now giving that the Bible says all men will be held accountable for EVERY idle word we speak, how many of those words are actually even worth speaking? [Matthew 12:36, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.”] With so many words coming out of my mouth in any given day, and with all that God has done for me and provided for me, EVERY LAST ONE of those words ought to glorify God, my Father, and encourage my fellow brothers and sisters. David’s plea becomes my plea as I read Psalms 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Eight thousand words a day have an extreme amount of potential to both hurt someone or uplift their spirit and Christians are warned against using these words frivolously in Proverbs 10:19, “When words are many (and they are) transgression is not lacking, but the prudent are restrained in speech.” Since God gave me a tongue to speak with, there are two ways I must use it: one, to glorify Him; this means in worship, evangelism, song, thanksgiving, etc. The other way I must use my tongue WISELY is through encouragement to my brothers and sisters. First Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” One might think that with only But these are just the two ways that I KNOW I must use my words. It is my decision then, when I decide to use my words unwisely through gossip, slander, complaining, or even not saying what I know God would have me say. This last act is in fact a sin as James says in James 4:17 when he says, “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does NOT do it, to him it is sin.” Psalm 39:1 says, “I said, ‘I will guard my ways that I may not sin with my tongue; I will keep a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence.” This means that my choice of friends and acquaintances also have an impact on MY speech!

So now I know that I use a lot of words everyday. How will I use them? Will they be used wisely according to Psalm 37:30, “The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.” Will they be encouraging, going back to 1 Thess. 5:11, ““Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Will they glorify my Heavenly Father in all I say? As this week progresses, I will strive even harder to think before speaking, so that every one of my 8,000 words, will have the RIGHT meaning and in this way, I will take YET ANOTHER BOLD step towards my FABULOUS destination, which is CHRIST, my LORD.

TO THE KING!!

-Claire

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5 Responses to Every Word Matters

  1. Mom Dukes says:

    “I will PRAISE the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly SPEAK of His glories and Grace. I will BOAST of all His kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged, take heart. Let us PRAISE the Lord together, and EXALT His Name.” Psalms 34:1-3

    “Make the most of your chances to TELL others the Good News. Be WISE in all your contacts with them. Let your CONVERSATION be gracious as well as sensible, for then you will have the RIGHT answer for EVERYONE.” Col 4:5-6

    Great lesson, sweetie! Lord, please let ALL of us who belong to you watch our tongues!!!!
    Love you…

  2. Mom Dukes says:

    “Make the most of your chances to TELL others the Good News. Be WISE in all your contacts with them. Let your CONVERSATION be gracious as well as sensible, for then you will have the RIGHT answer for EVERYONE.” Col 4:5-6

    Great lesson to ponder, sweetie! Lord, please let ALL of us who belong to you watch our tongues!!!!

  3. iNDIGO says:

    If our words are not for edifying and glorifying God, they are just empty shells to tickle and entertain the ears. I also LOOOOVE your quote of Psalms 39:1. How many times do Christians hurt their own witness when around unbelievers. Wow sis…POWERFUL.
    Thank you for your BOLD & FABULOUS truth today!

  4. S. Carter says:

    GREAT word sis!!! A NEW beginning for my mouth;-) I have been PRACTICING VERY HARD with this…..However, I can do a MUCH BETTER WORK with it starting TODAY!! Gotta START SOMEWHERE;-) Love you & Keep these ENCOURAGING & LIFE CHANGING messages COMING in Jesus Name…

    S. Carter

  5. Dad (Campus Security) says:

    We bless the Lord with our mouth, and curse man with our lips. Keep allowing the Lord to use you. Commit to the Lord all your ways,Remember the Lord is watching and listening at all times. I Love you very much.

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