“Choose Your Words Wisely”
Proverbs 15:23 NKJV A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
Which of our words matter most?
A— The ones that come with consequences.
Living by one simple principle will limit our grief, improve our usefulness, and increase our happiness.
It is… Always tell the truth!
We will either be deceived through lies or delivered by the truth.
John 8:42-47 NKJV Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."
Genesis 3:4 NKJV Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.
Proverbs 12:17 NKJV He who speaks truth declares righteousness, But a false witness, deceit.Proverbs 14:5 NKJV A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.
John 8:31-32 NKJV Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."John 17:17 NKJV Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
Telling the truth involves…
- Standing up every chance we can with it and for it.
- Fessing up when confronted with it.
- Speaking up even though others are offended by it.
- Looking up to the author of it!