Topic: Excellence in Speech
The psalmist David says, in Proverbs 8:6, “Hear, for I will speak excellent and princely things; and the opening of my lips
shall be for right things.” He was making a decision about how he would talk and we should do the same thing.
Just as we can direct our thoughts, we can also direct our words with God’s
help. The power of life and death are in the tongue, and we eat the fruit of them (Proverbs 18:21). Our words affect us and
the people around us. They also affect what God is able to do for us. We cannot have a negative mouth and a positive life.
The apostle Peter teaches us that if we want to enjoy life and see good days even in the midst of trials, we must keep our tongue free from evil (1 Peter 3:10). To me this Scripture says something extremely important that we want to pay
attention to. What kind of life do you want?
Do you want an excellent life? If so, then you must develop the habit of being
excellent in your choice of words.
We cannot merely say whatever we feel like saying, but we must choose our words carefully because they are containers for power.
They can carry creative or destructive
power, and the choice is up to us. The tongue is a tiny organ, but it can cause great trouble or bring great blessings. Changeyour words and your life will change!
As far as I am concerned, it is a privilege to understand the power of words. I spent the first thirty-five years of my life not having any idea that what I said made any difference to the quality of my life.
Your words and mine affect us in greater
ways than we can possibly imagine, and we are challenged in Scripture to let them be excellent.
Make it a habit to say nothing if you cannot say something that is worth saying.