Words easily flow from our lips. The words we speak can build others up or they can bring people down. Careful thought needs to be given to the words we speak. Our words can carry great power.
In the psalm the king has ‘lips of grace.’ The kind and wise words he speaks flow from his heart and reflect the deep compassion and care he has for his people. In his words he triumphs justice and equality and prosperity for those he leads. He is a king I would like to be around.
There are people I know who build me up with their words. They are people I want to be around. In my life I too try to choose words that build others up. One cannot simply dispense kind words but the words must be genuine and honest. Words are powerful and through intentional practices we can build another up or offer some light when another is struggling or is in need.
Jesus was a man who also spoke words of justice, equality, and prosperity. He advocated loving and serving all we meet. He was a man that I picture as being slow to speak as He weighed His words carefully. Jesus’ words convey the deep love and compassion He has for each of us. He too is a king I like to be around.
Scripture reference: Psalm 45: 1-2 and 6-9