It was a cool Saturday afternoon. I had returned home from a heavy task of moving to and fro in town so I decided to watch a movie to relax my brains and cool off the pressure that had mounted on me. In the movie, a man and his wife were sitting in a garden during the cool hours of the day. Soon, three policemen bulged in, flashed their ID cards to introduce themselves and arrested the man.
The leader of the policemen said: “You are under arrest for willfully causing financial loss to your company. You have the right to remain silent; anything you say may be used against you in court”.
As soon as the man was whisked away by the policemen, I paused the movie and reflected on the utterances of the policeman and caught some wisdom from the words we speak.
In Matthew 12:36-37, the Bible warned: “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned”.
From the above scripture, it could be seen that the Bible clearly warned us to be careful of whatever words that comes out of our mouth. It is for this reason that one must be careful and give his ways a careful thought before making some utterances.
The question therefore is why should you arrest or be careful with what you say before they will rather arrest or destroy you? Let’s learn something from the under listed points.
Why You Must Arrest Your Words Before They Arrest You
- You will account for it on Judgment Day
Mean whatever you say and only say whatever you mean. In this way, you may have given a careful thought before saying anything from your mouth. Remember that you will account for every word you speak on judgment day.
- Your words will cause people to praise you or condemn you
The Bible clearly said that by your utterances, you shall be either justified or condemned. Your own confessions or the words you speak have the ability to limit you or not limit and be a point of reverence for which you will be either condemned or praised. Be careful what you say.
- Your Words Are Spirit And Life
In John 6:63, Jesus emphasized that the words He spoke were spirits and life. The man who is full of positive confessions, encouraging word and ensures that negativities are not part of his confessions in life is likely to experience a meaningful life. Talk positive, speak positive declarations each morning to yourself, talk about only good and great things about yourself, family, marriage and business.
- Life And Death in The Power of Spoken Words
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits”, Proverbs 18:21. Once again, speak life, avoid defeatist statements, speak of only good things for yourself and learn to bless yourself.
- Words Have Creative & Destructive Power
Words have the ability and the power to create and to destroy. In the Book of Genesis, God created everything we see in the world through His Words. In that same manner, discouraging and hurting utterances destroy others. Let people catch revelations, understanding and be creative through your words of inspiration but not to destroy others through your destructive comments.
Many people are living in pain, guilt and are being enslaved by the utterances that proceeded from the mouth of others. Let your words bring liberation and hope to others but not to enslave them and cause emotional torture.
Let people remember you tomorrow and bless God for meeting you yesterday and today. And if these will happen, then it depends on your words and your dealings with people.
Once again, Arrest Your Words Before They Arrest You.
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