Words have power

Words have power

Words have power, Fruit of the Holy Spirit!

Words have the power of life and death, you can either speak life filled words, or death filled words, which do you prefer?

Proverbs18

20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled;
with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

and also

Proverbs 15

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.

2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.


What fruit comes out of your mouth?

Good or bad?

Life or death?

Light or darkness?

Smooth or rough?

Edify or destroy?

YOU will eat its fruit...

Galatians5

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control.


So these are the fruits of life...

What would be the fruits of death?

Well lets look at the opposites of what the fruits of life are...

Love...........Hate
Joy.............Sadness
Peace..........Anxious/Anxiety
Patience.......Impatience
Kindness.......Selfishness
Goodness......Meanness
Faithfulness...Unfaithful
Gentleness.....Harshness/Abruptness
Self-control....Without Tact or Discernment


There is also the ideology of you reap what you sow, along with a gentle answer turns away wrath, why?

Because your not giving the other person the opportunity to jump down your throat or retaliate with a like for like kind of attitude.

You should always sow seeds, with the fruit in mind, remember those fruit have seeds too, so you sow good fruit your sowing good seed, you sow bad fruit, your sowing bad seeds.

Your words and actions should be an example of Christ in your life, shining through.

20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled;
with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.




So although you are judged by what comes out of your mouth, it seems you also get your food from what comes out of your mouth, interesting how you get fed by what comes out of your mouth and not by what goes in it....

See so is this saying that by your words depends on how you grow and are formed? so being Christ like in our words and actions is a wise way to go, if we are submitting to being renewed restored and refreshed throughout our body mind and soul.