Barriers – Critical Words

08-30-15


“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to you-ward, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭ASV‬‬

“For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:29‬ ‭ASV‬‬

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:18‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“A soothing tongue is a tree of life,
But perversion in it crushes the spirit.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Challenge:
  1. Guard your heart against toxic words that may come your way. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭
  2. Speak life-giving words to others every change you get. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:29
  3. Speak life-giving words to yourself.
Encouragement for this week:
  • Know that you are who God says you are.
  • Begin to think before you speak.
  • Begin to speak words of truth to yourself.

Love God. Love People.