Wednesday, 17 July 2013


TEXT: JAMES 3: 3-6
Believers are created to emulate Jesus; we are to be like him in all our ways, that is why we are being called Christians; that is we are Christ like. Throughout the ministry of our lord Jesus, he did not engage himself in harsh, idle or any word that will not bring glory to God. Jesus Christ was never a talkative; he speaks when it is important and the word that he spoke imparted lives. He used his words to heal, save, to give hope, to raise the dead and to deliver.
He did not speak any idle word, he did not involve himself in gossip, neither did he speak evil or backbite anybody.
The words of our mouth should be the one that will benefit listeners and bring glory to the name of God. God does not want us to involve ourselves in derogatory words or any careless talks that add no value to listeners; he does not want us to involve ourselves In gossips, backbiting and other sinful utterances. As long as you keep talking without cautioning yourself, you might end up saying what God will record as sin for you. If you are in a gathering; be courteous and choose to listen more and talk less. The scripture says the more the word the less the meaning… (Ecc 6:11).
While engaging yourself in too much talk, you might get carried away and start saying what should not be heard of a Christ like person. You might engage yourself in an unnecessary argument that would result in fight, and as disciples of God; we must not fight (2 Timothy 2:23-24).
The scripture says whatever we do; we should do it to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). When you are in a gathering; don’t speak because you want people to know you are there, take time to listen and when you are ready to talk, let it reflect Jesus, let your words add value to lives! Do not use your word to pull people down. I Peter 4:11 says “if anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.”

God gave us two ears and one mouth; He wants us to make use of our ears more. Listen more and be careful to speak. Indeed we all make many mistakes; for if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves inn every other way (James 3:2).

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