Right Thinking And Right Speaking
“If you have been foolish in exalting yourself, Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.”- Proverbs 30:32
The scriptures are saying you should shut your mouth up when a wrong thought comes to you. Don’t express any negative thought. If you refuse to say it, the devil will not have the power to attack you.
The devil does not know everything about you, if he does, he would have revealed the dream of Nebuchadnezzar to the magicians. So the devil does not know what you are thinking. He only programs men based on what they say. So for you not to fall prey to the hand of the devil, it is better you watch what you say. Meditate and think on God’s word, replace the wrong thoughts with Gods’ word.
No matter how strong the thought maybe, it cannot destroy your life as long as you do not express it. It is my prayer that you will know this God that cares.
Words create things; words made this whole world and all that is in it and words are the foundations of whatever will happen to us. It is only man that God made with His hands to convey and allow intimacy. God used His hands to make man and breathe into man. He did this because He wanted fellowship.
If you don’t know what to say when facing an untoward situation in life, then it is safe to keep quiet! Can you imagine what the disciples said to Jesus? Are you also in the middle of an issue and you don’t know exactly how things will eventually play out? If you don’t know how to speak the right words then start praising God. Words are the foundation of all that happens to us. See the reply of Jesus in Mark 11:23-24.
Husbands and wives, whatever happens in your family largely depend on what you are saying to yourselves and to your children. Whatever you see happening to you and your children are the outcomes of you words. I pray that may you not gives the enemy the chance of using words against your destiny in the name of Jesus.
Prayer: O Lord God, mark me out today as I continually speak your word in Jesus name, amen.
Further Reading: Proverbs 13:2-3, Mark 11:23-24
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Joshua 15:1-63; Luke 18:18-43; Psalm 86:1-17; Proverbs 13:9-10