Proverbs 14 6-14-18

Does what we say encourage others to praise the LORD? Does His glory shine through our words?

Proverbs 14:3 A fool’s talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.

Our words matter. Proclamation is the main way that we share the Gospel (Romans 10:14). Indeed, our lives need to support what we say. “Practice what you preach.” In fact, the more we talk about heaven and about our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ, the more excited we should become!

[26] He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.

We have a secure fortress! He is our refuge! Girded with this promise, let’s fill our mouths with words of affirmation and promise rather than negativity and condemnation.

THERE IS NO GREATER SUBJECT TO PRACTICE ENCOURAGING WORDS THAN ABOUT OUR NATION, OUR PRESIDENT, AND THE WORLD’S CURRENT EVENTS.

Have we forgotten these verses:

Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Daniel 2:20-21 “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. [21] He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Daniel 4:17 ‘The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of men.’

Jeremiah 27:5 With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.

Our trust is in Him, therefore, we need not fear the coming times. Instead, let’s talk about the good things to come.

In Experiencing God Day-by-Day by Henry Blackaby, he says:

The Bible stresses that what you say is an accurate indicator of what is in your heart. If your words bless and encourage others, they give evidence of a compassionate heart. If you often share the good news about Christ, you demonstrate a heart that is grateful for your own salvation. When others are in a crisis, do they know they will find peace and comfort in your words? Do you frequently and spontaneously offer prayers for others? Do your words and the manner in which you say them reveal a patient heart? All of these behaviors indicate a heart that is like the heart of the father.

Let’s be positive and encouraging today about ALL THINGS. Let’s point to a glorious future with Jesus! Maybe someone who hears will want to join us!!!

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