July 28, Sunday

Today’s blog, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 25, 2013.

 

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“The Power of Words”

Proverbs 25:11

“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”

Once again, we are reminded of the power of our words.  I have realized that we need to ask God for much wisdom for the words we choose to say, how we will say it, and even the tone we will use.  We can avoid much unnecessary “drama” if we get all these three into a much healthier and wiser place. Ask for wisdom to speak words that will bring great blessings to those around you. 

So, I suggest today that you write a letter of encouragement to about three people.  You should send it to them or keep it and send it some other time. Also, write a letter to yourself about how you can be wiser with your words.  To whom are you in the habit of using your words unwisely? Ask God for grace to change this cycle. 

Prayer: Lord, give me wisdom to say something wise and loving to those I love.  Let my words edify, not tear down. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Bible Reading for Today:  2 Kings 11

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