Updated: Sep 15, 2019
Saturday, September 14th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth" (Proverbs 6:2 KJV)
In your personal life as a Christian, you must demonstrate the Word everywhere, and at all times. Don't let casual talk rob you of the effectiveness of the Word in you, and through you. Never become so casual with the Word and in your talk that you lose respect for the truth of God's Word and who He's made you. Maintain the consciousness of the honour the Lord has placed on your life, such that even when you joke, it's never against the Word, your identity or heritage in Christ.
The Bible says, "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" (Ephesians 4:29 KJV). Your jokes shouldn't be coarse; don't go overboard. It's okay to be funny, but don't get so funny that you forget who you are. Express dignity, honour, even when you joke.
When you talk about God, be reverent, because His angels are always present. Many have got themselves into trouble because of their casual or idle communication, forgetting that they're snare or taken captive by their words.
Never say anything that's against your body or life, all in the name of making a joke. You may not mean it, but if you say it, you'll have it. That's what Jesus said in Mark 11:23. He didn't say, "You'll have what you say, only if you weren't "joking"; rather, He said, "You shall have what you say." It's a law of the Spirit; use it to your advantage.
"Dear Father, thank you for the honour you've placed on my life. I never lose sight of the truth of your Word and who you've made me in Christ. My words are inspiring; I'm excellent in my communication, everywhere and every time, in Jesus' Name. Amen."
"As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, so is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?" (Proverbs 26:18-19 KJV).
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." (Proverbs 18:21 KJV).
"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. (Proverbs 15:4 KJV).
1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
2 Corinthians 13:1-14; Ecclesiastes 6-8
2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Luke 22:54-62; 2 Samuel 2
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