Acceptable words

Two basic things define a person at the very first encounter. The first is the appearance and the other is the manner of speech; the words from their mouth. Nevertheless, the words they speak forth from the mouth reveals more about them than a mere physical appearance.
Therefore, we should never be careless with our words.

Jesus said ” For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).

Yes, our words determine whether we will be justified or condemned in whatever we do .

The Psalmist rightly expressed his desire for the words coming out of his mouth be acceptable to the LORD. This reveals that he knows very well that not all the words of his mouth, or the meditations from his heart are always acceptable. It implies that he wants to align the words of his mouth to the word, will and ways of God. This can be done by making a conscious effort to fill the heart and thoughts (mind). Afterwards,

“the mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of the heart shall be understanding” (Ps 49:3).

What we constantly store in the heart (and mind) determines what we speak out.. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Mt 12:35).

If we can control the words of our mouth, we must first allow the word of God to have control of our minds and hearts. We should therefore make a conscious effort to meditate on the word of God with the heart, and we will speak same. For out of the heart of man are the issues of life”* (Prov 4:23). Beloved, the “mouth – heart” connection is vital to our spiritual health and our Christian witness.. Let the mouth speak wisdom and keep your heart with all diligence and understanding. By so doing we align the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts with the word of God, and they will be pleasant in God’s sight.

Allow God’s word to guide the heart and mouth to speak wholesome words. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always!



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