The power of the tongue can be a GREAT or a DEVASTATING tool.
There are times that you want to speak the “truth” and by doing that, we project the wrong vibes to others. We may say, “Well, we don’t want to lie or be hypocrites.” Yes, the Lord doesn’t like either, but there is always a “time, place, and how” to say what needs to be said. I am a true advocate of speaking the truth in everything. But I’ve also learned that when we take it to the Lord first, He’ll give us words that come out so eloquent. The other person will receive it as comments, encouragements, and helpful words to get them to the next step.
Proverbs 18:20-21 says, “From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
When I meditate on these words, it brings me back to what’s in our hearts. Then we can look at what’s being projected out of our mouth. If we’re giving life to people with our words, then we can say we’re on the right track. But we have to evaluate ourselves if our words are projecting negative words to people. Let’s check our hearts and what are we doing today? Are we giving life or death? Then let’s go into prayer and allow the Lord to work out and massage our hearts.
God definitely knows the power He’s entrusted us with. The tongue is such a small part of our body compared to other parts, but it’s probably the most powerful; mentally and spiritually.
Our tongue allows us to communicate and enjoy all the flavors from eating and drinking; to name a few. It allows us to feed the spiritual food into others and be a blessing with kind, compassionate words towards our brothers and sisters.
When our hearts and minds are not in tune to the Holy Spirit, this is when our God-given tool can be used to do damage to others.
In the scripture above it states, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” This tells me that God is sure to bless us when we use it according to how it’s intended to be. But we will be cursed if we decide to go against the Word of God.