“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit”
Some people like to watch a good cowboy movie especially on a wet afternoon. As the good guys pursue the bad guys we often see a sign with the villains picture that says “Wanted Dead or Alive.” The good guys keep chasing them down until they have their man.
Today’s verse tells us exactly who the villain in our life is; it’s our tongue, or more practically, the words that we speak. Each time we open our mouth we have the choice to speak words that bring life or ones that produce death. If we speak words of life then we eat the fruit of a great life.
Whenever we hear ourselves not speaking words of life we need to pause for a moment, think, and then speak out fresh living words. As we do areas that we have struggled in will start to change. Good stuff will begin to grow and our lives will start to flourish. This happens as we correctly tend the words we speak.
This week let’s be like the good guys in the movie and pursue words of life. Let’s take time to listen to ourselves and catch any words of death. Let’s not get get concerned with the words others speak, lets just focus on our words and ourselves. As we do our life will begin to change as we enter a future that we’re glad to be a part of.