Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD Friday, 22nd September 2023 YOUR WORDS AND YOU


_For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned_ *(Matthew 12:37)*  

As a Christian, you ought to always examine your life, especially with respect to your words, because your words reveal your character. If a man’s words are harsh, bitter and biting, then that’s who he is inside. But if your words are gracious and loving, that’s the character of your personality. Your words reveal you. 

James 3:2 says, *“For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”* Jesus said in Matthew 12:35, *“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”*

There’s love, beauty, goodness and excellence in your spirit. So when you speak, it should be out of that abundance. The presence of the Holy Spirit in your life means you’re enabled to let out rivers of blessings from within you, coming forth in words. Your speech is the true measure of your maturity as a Christian. 

Read James 3:2 again, this time, from the AMPC: *“...And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man....”* Bring life, health, healing, hope, strength and courage to others through your wholesome words. 


_Dear Father, thank you for your Word and the Holy Spirit that renews my mind to speak blessings and faith-filled words. I speak life and wisdom today; I live in divine health, supernatural abundance, and I walk in righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen._


*James 3:2-6* For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body. *3* Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. *4* Behold also the ships, which though [they be] so great, and [are] driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. *5* Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! *6* And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

*Proverbs 15:4* A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit. 

*Mark 11:23* For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  

*1 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Galatians 6:1-18 & Isaiah 9-10

*2 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Luke 24:13-27 & 2 Samuel 17-18   

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