Words Have Power to Prolong Life (2)
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. - 1 Peter 3:10-12
God's word is wisdom. Wisdom is practising the word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. The Lord called the word of his mouth wisdom. Jesus says in Luke 11: 49 “therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute”. See the blessings of allowing His word to rule your lives in Proverbs 8:34-36 “…for whoso findeth me findeth life and shall obtain favour of the Lord”. Hear wisdom showing you a further blessing of practising the word as a key to your total victory in Proverbs 4:5-8.
God's word is medicine: God's word is also medicine to all your ailments. It is most effective and most potent to meet every need bringing you victory. There is no impossibility with the word. The fourth chapter of the book of Proverbs shows how you apply the word for victory and success. It has an all-round solution. Wisdom says: “…my son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20-22).” If Bible wisdom is practising the word you can see how the Spirit of God gives the prescription for your all-inclusive medicine.
Attend to his word: Unless you give undivided attention to the word, the word though it is life and spirit, will not bring you any profit. Believers today who forsake fellowship and personal study of the word are in dire need of help and prayer. The word is designed to have your undivided attention.
Many believers often do not know the fact that God has chosen to tie his power to his word and that giving attention to the word is giving attention to God. He has magnified his word above all his names (Psalms 138:2). If he does that with his word, then you also must honour his word by giving it first place in your heart and life. The lack of commitment today is because many of God's children are not men and women of one purpose.
Prayer: Lord, I ask you to give me wisdom and insight into which words you would have me speak, and then fill me with the boldness to speak those words continually and without doubt in Jesus name. Amen!
Further Reading: Proverbs 4:20-22; Proverbs 4:5-8; Proverbs 8:34-36
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Isaiah 28:14-30:11; Galatians 3:23-4:31; Psalm 62:1-12; Proverbs 23;19-21