Thursday, 20 May 2021
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one – Colossians 4:6 NKJV
The Message says it like this, “Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.” Imagine if we took this seriously and made it our singular aim in our conversation with others? You’ve heard it said that wars start with words, but that was not God’s purpose why He created us with speech. Words are to build and not to destroy. To build ourselves, our relationship with GOD and with others. We cannot with the same mouth bless GOD and curse others. Our mouths are to bless and not to curse, cuss or put anyone down.
Words are spirit and very crucial in the spirit realm. GOD knows every word we speak even before it forms on the tongue, He knows it altogether (Psalms 139:4). He knows the word while it’s still just a thought and the thought before it becomes a thought. All this is apparent before GOD in the spirit because it’s spiritual. This is why Jesus says you’ll be condemned or justified by the words you speak. Words are that serious because they are spiritual, and everything in spirit is that serious.
We can either create or destroy our life and destiny with our own words. The LORD is so clear about this that He says in Isaiah 55:11, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Words are spiritual and powerful. They have power to create when they are spoken. So powerful they are that both blessings and curses come by a spoken word, and so is life and death. Literal death, and that of dreams, things desired, destinies, and the like. Yet when we speak life and blessing we’ll enjoy every good thing. The LORD says, “And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” He is intentional with His words and doesn’t speak just for the sake of it, and so should we. Let’s be intentional with what we say and let it be drawn out from a good space.
But we must speak in love, everything consists in love. Jesus spoke and what He said happened because He spoke it in the power of love. Love does not destroy but gives life, love does not curse and condemn but blesses and justifies. Love does not threaten but embraces another. The good news is that the love of GOD has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Therefore, we should only speak in love because there is a spiritual force that creates the things we say since we possess the power that creates through our mouth, just like Jesus. All things will fail, but love – and what is said and done in love.
All things will fail, but love – and what is said and done in love