What Are You Saying?

Listen to what you say.

If your words do not agree with what God has said, you owe it to yourself to control your tongue and bring it under subjection to the will of God —you have that authority and that duty. We are in constant warfare and we cannot be careless about how we carry on because the fight is for our lives, and we are not ignorant of the devices of the enemy. If your words do not agree with God’s words, whose words do they agree with then?

In times of lack, what do you say? In times of uncertainty, what do you say? When someone offends you, what do you say? When your faith is being tried, what do you say?

King David was a man who went through many difficult times. In the Psalms, we see him express his frustration to God but if we pay attention, we see that it was never to the point of despondency. He never lost faith in God’s ability to help him. He had already been anointed king of Israel yet he spent many days running from a desperate king who was bent on keeping the kingship in his family line.

He faced betrayal and was alone in his suffering sometimes but he always acknowledged God’s presence and help even in those times. When no one else would do it for him, he encouraged himself in the Lord. He did not indulge in perpetual pity parties and bemoan his fate. He trusted God.

He expected to see God show up for Him. So he expressed these things, and God did not fail him. “I had fainted”, he said, “Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13).

When you speak, let your words agree with the will of God for you as revealed in the Bible. Do not let the enemy lead you into strange places by the words of your mouth. All the promises of God in Christ are yes and in Him Amen.

As truly as I live” God has said, “As you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you”. (Numbers 14:28)

So listen — what are you saying?

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“But I say unto you, That every idle word men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. “(Matthew 12:36-37, KJV)

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