The Power of Words in Relationships
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
The home should be a place that you can be built up and encouraged.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Our life is filled with what we say.
Others lives are filled with what we say.
If you can walk in love in your home, you can walk in love in every area of life.
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Don’t tie someone to their failure. If you have to correct someone or give feedback, refer to what they did as not being a wise choice but don’t say they are unwise…or bad.
Tear down wrong actions, not the person.
Speak with grace so that the Lord can move.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Example of Ester:
Approach all situations with wisdom and humility. Esther could’ve approached the King in a bitter way about the person he hired who was causing trouble. She instead chose her words and timing of her message carefully.
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Always tell the truth.
Plant vision so the other person can see the motive why we are saying what we are saying.
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
God can take our past and purge us so that we can do what He has called us to do.
God cleanses, covers and convicts.
Our words can take our relationships in a completely different direction.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord , my strength, and my redeemer.
Bless people with words.
Let your words be something people don’t have to recover from, but words that help them become who God has called them to be.