Passage 62: Have We Brought Blessing or Curse?

12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.

Psalm 34:12-13

The tongue is a double-edged sword. Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (Proverbs 12:18).

At one point in time, you and I might have used the tongue to crack dirty jokes, malign or insult someone, or hurt/curse a loved one.

Challenge

Today, I urge you and me to conscientiously look back on how we use our words in our everyday life:

  • Have we used them to heal or hurt people?
  • Have we used them to bring a blessing or a curse?
  • Have we used them to glorify and praise God?

Words are very powerful. They can either bring blessing or curse.
Let us use our words conscientiously.

Prayer

Father in Heaven,

I praise you and worship you. May I glorify you with my tongue.
May I bring healing, forgiveness, and blessings to others through my words.
Keep me away from any temptation, and guard me against using my tongue to hurt, malign, insult, or curse someone.

Father, may my tongue speak of gratitude for all the blessings you have given me and my loved ones.
May my tongue be an instrument of healing, forgiveness, peace of mind, and fulfillment to people (including myself).

Bless me, Father, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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