Questioning Life: Why were we given words?
Where do words start? They don’t actually at our lips, but down in our heat. They then work their way up, being conditioned by our mind, then leave our lips and make an imprint on the world, whether for better or for worse.
Our words really do matter.
The Bible begins by depicting God speaking the world into existence (Genesis 1). After creating humankind, he gave them the unique authority to cultivate his creation using words, by naming things and bringing out their meaning (Genesis 2:19). Just like farming a piece of land with seed, there are certain principles that govern how we can best cultivate God’s creation with our words.
Jesus said that it is not what goes into a person that defiled him, but “What comes out of a person is what defiles him (Mark 7:20).”
Too often people today use words simply to get what they want or to knock down the obstacles that prevent them from getting what they want. But God gave us words to glorify him.
Throughout the day, we can pray the prayer of the Psalmist, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips (Psalm 141:3)!”
Want to start a revolution of kindness in our community with our words? Share this video with others, and let us all pray the prayer of the Psalmist, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth…”
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Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Pastor Mike Birbeck
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