December 18, 2023 – 12/18/2023
12 – Perfect Government
18 – Life More Abundantly

Proverbs 12:18 (NKJV) – There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.

Our words matter. Jesus tells us that we will be held accountable for every word we speak in the gospel of Matthew. James, a brother of Jesus, reminds us that both “sweet water” and “bitter water” cannot come from the same fountain; we can’t speak both blessings and curses. Choose life!

Let’s pray and trust God Almighty like King David, who cried out, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies.” – Psalms 141:3-4 NKJV

Declaration: I will let no unwholesome word come out of my mouth, but only that which is good for building up, that it may give grace to the listeners. I will speak words that edify, exhort, and comfort those in my sphere of influence. I will speak with grace, seasoned with salt, that I may know how to answer with wisdom. ! In Jesus’ name, Amen!


Only King Jesus has the words of life. Wise men learn to rule their tongue, and their words profit others. So, what does your language look like? Are your words encouraging, or are they hurting others? Our words reveal the condition of our hearts, so let’s be intentional that the words and meditation of our hearts be pleasing to God.

Death and life are in the power of our tongues. We cannot speak recklessly and expect to be the people that the Lord has called us to be. If we’re going to represent Him, we should speak like Him. Do not get caught up in gossip or slander! “For from within, [that is] out the heart of men, come base and malevolent thoughts and schemes, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, adulteries, acts of greed and covetousness, wickedness, deceit, unrestrained conduct, envy and jealousy, slander and profanity, arrogance and self-righteousness and foolishness (poor judgment). All these evil things [schemes and desires] come from within and defile and dishonor the man.”
– Mark 7:21-23 AMP

Do not be a part of that trash! We’re a holy people of a Holy God and with a holy purpose. Our words should sound more like heaven than they do like hell.