Today’s reading is Proverbs 18.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
Have you ever thought about your words bringing life to someone else? Yet, we see this throughout the scriptures. God uses human beings to communicate who He is. God used human beings to speak and record His commandments and instructions. The Jews were entrusted with the very words of God (Romans 3:2).
Sometimes we may not realize how important our words can be. We certainly don’t want our conversations to make us gossips, quarrelsome, and fools (We don’t want our mouths to invite a beating.) But, as the children of God, it goes beyond avoiding bad conversations and sharing God’s message. God has entrusted us with the Gospel Message. Good News of who He is, Good News of His Son Christ Jesus and Good News of the Coming Kingdom. We are given the opportunity to communicate that message so we can connect others to God through His Son. God entrusted Jesus with the message that everyone needs to hear.
Christ said to his disciples in John 6:67-68, “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
We sometimes forget that our study of the scriptures is important because we are receiving a message from God, a message that we can share with others. I want to make sure that I get the message straight and the story right because this message “has the power of life”.
By Rebecca Dauksas
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