Friday, May 25, 2012
Apples of Gold
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. 1 John 1-2
I read this scripture and I wonder…of all the names…
why was God referred to as the Word?
Trust me, I am no theologian and I would not attempt to expound on this…
but I do find it interesting that from the beginning was the Word…
from the beginning words were present.
God could have created the universe any way He saw fit…
He chose to use words…to speak what was on His heart.
He saw void…darkness and He spoke light and creation …all His beauty into existence. Words are powerful…they can speak life…or bring death.
“As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations in the presence of Him whom He believed-God, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” (Romans 4:17).
Every day…every moment…will we take the opportunity to create an environment where words are spoken to heal…where our words can speak to a soul those things that don’t exist yet… words of hope…grace…love…mercy…truth.
Do we really understand the power of words…I think if we did…we would use them more carefully. Oh, how I have failed and still do in this area. "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty." Isaiah 6:5
Oh, let’s cry out together…to be cleansed and transformed so…
the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Here are just a few scriptures on the power of our words….
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,…Prov. 18:21
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak… for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. James 1:26
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. Prov. 11:12Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Col. 4:6
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
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Posted by Ro Elliott at 7:36 AM