Proverbs has always been my goto for wisdom especially on days that I feel my understanding is limited. It’s those cut throat instructions that somehow pierce thru solid walls of pride, not easy to swallow. But those who earnestly seek godly wisdom, will never complain that they have lost their labour. John 6:27 says Let them seek, and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them. Proverbs 15 reminded me of these 3 things.
Words are POWER.
What kind of impact our words have? When we know the power behind the words we speak, we will choose to use them wisely. The power of life (and death) is in the tongue. It’s the same words used by God to create the world. Imagine that! God, as an artist spoke and life began to grow. The bible says that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
Words are LIFE
The right words bring healing to those who are suffering. It can build up a depressed soul. It can diffuse heated augments. Loving words reflect God’s nature. Saying the right words at the right time is without a doubt refreshing and soothing to those who hear and to our spirit.
Words are SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit receives from the Lord and then whispers to us life instructions. Thru words, we give permission as we speak that is beneficial those who hear. “Rhema” literally means “utterance” or ”thing’s said”. For me, no spoken word of the Lord (to us) shall return empty. It shall fulfill it’s loving purpose and intensions that He wants for us that we may live life to the full.
Observe who are those favoured, you will see how they are slow to speak but quick to listen and seek heavenly wisdom earnestly. They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed. When our spirit is in the right place, our words are gonna be a powerful weapon to strengthen, create and encourage people. If we depend upon God, and seek to Him for wisdom, He will enable us to keep the paths of success.