I Shouldn’t Have Said That

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?


About Rob

Married to my high school sweetheart for 40 years. Blessed to be a frequent speaker at marriage and men's conferences, retreats and seminars. Author of 4 books on marriage. Check out resources at allinmariage.org.

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