Isaiah 50:4 reads, “The sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.” God’s word is a guide to us too and can also be a mean of holding us accountable. His word is always true.
Our words can be both good and bad, truth and lies. We can use our words to teach about God, to encourage and bring hope, to counsel and correct. But we can also use our words to bring conflict, strife, and disagreements. Because our words are so powerful, we must choose them carefully. The expression “Think before you speak” comes to mind.
Despite the power of our words, our actions often ‘speak’ louder. Anyone can talk. Anyone can say almost anything they want. But most think that what we do is more indicative of who or what we really are.
The reality is that for all of us, both our words and our actions must mesh, must come from the same source. The Word of God is that source. To matter in our world, as Christians we must act and speak the words of love, healing and justice all the time. The message of Jesus needs to come through loud and clear in all of what we say and do. In order to speak and act on God’s word, we need to be in the word. Happy reading!!