THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
Jul14TueJuly 14, 2009
Prov.13:2-3 "2. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of transgressors shall eat violence. 3. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life; but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction."
Today as I read these verses I was caught by the gravity of verse 3. Much has been said about the statement "we can have what we say", and its true that we can but I think its more important to realize that 'WE GET WHAT WE SAY". It's only my opinion but I believe that perhaps one reason Jesus cursed the fig tree was to demonstrate the negative power of our words. He could have just as easily said to the tree 'the next time I pass by you will be full of fruit' and it would have obeyed Him. (Mark 11) Something to think about.
I am sure we have all heard the expression about 'shooting oneself in the foot'. If words were bullets some of us wouldn't have any feet. Its so easy to open wide our lips and begin to 'shoot off our mouth' without taking into account the damage we are doing to ourselves and perhaps others. Remember it's not always about what we say out loud but even more importantly it's what we say within ourselves, to ourselves, about ourselves, out circumstances and others.
Keep life, truth and love in your mouth. Sow those seeds. Speak with intention. Speak with purpose. Choose the seeds you sow or allow to be sown in your heart. I heard a saying that goes something like this, 'Put your hands (or His hands) on the wheel, put your mind in gear before you set your mouth in motion'.
"He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life; but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction."