Posted in Ages 11 & above, Life Skills

Speaking right

We use words to express ourselves – our needs, our thoughts, our feelings, our imaginations etc. Every day, from morning till night we speak a lot of words. We talk different things to different people. In the morning while getting ready for school and college, we might ask our mother about breakfast or about our cloths, then talk to our father about our pocket money or allowances or to drop us on his way, in between we might shout at our siblings for taking our belongings, at school /college we might gossip with our friends or talk to them about latest fashion trends, ask doubts to teachers and so on. Can you imagine a life without being able to talk? Without being able to express yourself? That is really hard!!! It is indeed a blessing from God that we are able to talk and express ourselves!!!

We talk about anything & everything and whatever comes into our mind and that is not always right. What does the treasure book say about speaking right?

OPENING THE TREASURE BOOK undefined

Clue 1: Why speak right?

James 3:4-5, Genesis 1, Proverbs 18:21

Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.

James 3:4-5

Tongue is very small in size compared to other organs of our body, however like the rudder of a ship that turns the whole course of a huge ship, the tongue is powerful enough to turn the whole course of our life. Our speech can either bring good or bad based on how it is used.

God created the earth, the skies and everything else in it with his words. He said “Let there be light” and the light was created. God said, “Let the sky be formed” and the sky was formed. God said “Let grass and trees be formed” and all kinds of grass, herbs and trees sprang out from the earth. Thus, the seas, skies, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals and everything else were created by His words. His words are packed with so much power that when he uttered words, the respective creation took place. We know that He made us in his own image and likeness. Hence there is power in the words that we speak too.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of tongue. We can either use it and make the best out of it or bring the worst out of it. We can either use words for bringing life to our situations or bring about death to our situations. We see Jesus exercising the power of words in his ministry. He cursed a fig tree and it withered away from its roots, He calmed the winds by His words, healed many people by His words, brought dead people to life by His words and so many other instances. His words were packed with power too. If we always declare in faith, fruitfulness and prosperity for areas in our life, we will bring it to life and will enjoy its outcome. However, if we always curse and talk negatively about areas in our life we bring about death to those areas.

Our words have power and if we use it right, we will eat and enjoy its fruit.

Clue 2: Why speak right?

Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 21:23

In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 10:19

Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles

Proverbs 21:23

We should be watchful of what we speak. We should not be quick in giving our opinion or replies without thinking. It could hurt others feelings. Once spoken, the words cannot be taken back. There are times when we should keep mum even if people are provoking us. We should be on guard against speaking evil. With words we can hurt others, we can lie, we can gossip, we can bring discord, we can curse, we can make fun of others, we can talk bad about others and so on… All these evil talking is sin. If we guard our mouth from speaking all these, then we guard our soul from trouble.

Guarding our tongue and using it right keeps our soul from trouble.

Clue 3: How to speak right?

Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 12:18, Philippians 4:8

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 4:29

There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise promotes health.

Proverbs 12:18

Words can be used to speak good or bad. It can be used to encourage or uplift people and also demotivate or discourage them. The words that some people spoke has made a huge void in us draining our energy, affecting our way of thinking and confidence. And there have been some others who by their speech encouraged and uplifted us so very much. Hence it is a big deal to speak right in all situations. We should watch what we speak. As followers of Christ, let us make sure not to speak anything corrupt which is not right in the eyes of God, but should make sure our words will encourage, uplift and build the people who hear us. Words when used wisely promotes health.

Speaking right in all occasions is not an easy task, but with God’s help we will get there. To speak right, our heart should be filled with the right content because out of the abundance of heart, the mouth speaks. So if we fill our hearts with right content, speaking right will be easy!!! How to fill our heart with right content?

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 

Philippians 4:8

Think about only these things and fill your hearts with word of God, love, goodness, truth, purity, gratitude,etc. Once heart is filled with these, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth will only speak right!!!

Treasures uncovered

SPEAK RIGHT

Speak RIGHT & Speak LIFE to bring to LIFE & enjoy LIFE!

There is power in the words that we speak and if we speak right, we will eat & enjoy its fruit.

Speak right and guard our soul from trouble

To speak right we have to fill our HEARTS with the right content because the mouth speaks out of abundance of heart.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for teaching us that there is power in the words that we speak. Help us to use it fruitfully to bring life to our dead situations. Father, help us to keep our tongue from evil and our lips from speaking deceit. Help us to fill our heart with the right content and speak right to enjoy its fruit. We love you Jesus, in Jesus name Amen!!!


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