The Bible is filled with verses from the heart of God concerning the words we speak. No one is more effected, for better or worse, by our words – than our wife. Having just celebrated the awesomeness of Easter – ask God to speak to you about the words you use with His uniquely-designed, custom-made life partner. Is there anything you need to crucify? Where are those words coming from? Why do I say things like that? Ask God to show you and He will. Deal with it. Don’t hope it just gets better. If you need to apologize to her – do it. We will be accountable for our words – especially the ones she hears from us….. Here are a few God would have us chew on ……..
Psalm 17:3 – I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.
Psalm 19:14 – May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Proverbs 10:11 – The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life
Proverbs 12:14 – From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.
Proverbs 12:18 – Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 13:3 – He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
Proverbs 15:1 – A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:4 – The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Are we speaking life & healing – or wielding a sword?