There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
How many times have we said or written something we wished we could take back? I think we all know my answer to that!
In the moment, words or actions may appear to be appropriate yet are far from it. Words can provide great comfort or offer wisdom and guidance. On the other end of the scale, they can prove the utterer foolish or inconsiderate.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
There are certain occasions in our lives when we only get an instant to do or say the right thing; A word of encouragement to a family gathered in a hospital waiting room, those in a receiving line at a funeral home, a potential employer, future in-laws are a few such examples.
Sometimes words are not appropriate and other times there are. We need to lean on the Lord and depend completely on Him to help us distinguish when we should do either. If it is silence we should exercise, Lord, please keep us quiet. However, if called to speak, let’s pray for the Father to speak through us the Words needed to be spoken and heard.
Ecclesiastes 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
God gave Moses the words to speak at the right time-Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the Children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Job’s wife would have done better exercising restraint- JOB 2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
Jesus remained silent-Matthew 27:2And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
Merciful Father and King
Thank You for the words You give us when we need them
We ask that You speak through us
Luke 6:45 says, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
Please cleanse our hearts, O God
That we may speak
Through Your power
When words are needed
Able to determine when to engage words
And what circumstances require silence.
Through the Power of Jesus, the Son of God we seek wisdom
“He Leadeth Me”
“These Are the Days of Elijah” (get your tissue)