Friday, June 23, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21 : 23
LISTEN: Wise people know when to talk and when to keep silent. They live by self-control not by their impulses. They are not controlled by their negative feelings but by proven principles from the word of God. They understand very well that careless talks equals a careless end. Beloved, your word is as important as you are. You could be taking serious or unserious by your words. Wise people are careful with their choice of words. They are not ignorant of the consequences of reckless words. Beloved, do you know that your words can keep or kill you? That it can bless or curse you? Justify or condemn you? Jesus Christ said, ” For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12 : 37). This simply means that, to be reckless with your words is to endanger your life. Those who have loosed mouths are not safe; they are vulnerable to incessant attacks.
Our verse of the day says, ” Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.” (Proverbs 21 : 23). Too sad that alot of people talks carelessly to their own destruction. They say things they cannot defend about others. They say things that are too high for them. They do not know when to talk and when to be silent. Their mouths are open to speak whatever their hearts conceive. But Jesus Christ in the bible verse above warns us to guard our mouths against wrong use of words. Beloved, if you cannot manage your words you cannot manage your life. If you are still struggling with the control of your tongue, then you are breeding on dangerous water. Keep your mouth and you will live; let it loose and you will be doomed. The bible says, ” Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit.”(Proverbs 18 : 21). What does that mean? It means that if you can restrain your words you can keep yourself from troubles; but to do otherwise is to be prepared for doom. Beloved, watch what you say, because there could be some traps all around you.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Learn to guard your mouth at all times against evil talks.
2. No matter the urge to talk, determine to restrain your words.
3. Study every situation and know when to speak and when to be silent.
4. Determine to grow your ability to be self-controlled in any circumstance.
Daily Task: Determine to restrain your words to keep yourself from troubles; and always watch what you say, because there could be some traps all around you.
Daily Reflection: The wise live by self-control not by their impulses. They are not controlled by their negative feelings but by proven principles from the word of God.
Daily Prayer: Merciful Father, I thank you for your love for me. Give me a heart of understanding to know what to say in every given situation. May I not speak reckless words, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I speak to your life, may God give you a heart of understanding to live wisely, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: Reckless and careless words equals a careless end. So watch your words.
Today In History: June 23,1934. Italy gains the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.