Scroll Top
The Power of Words

Weekly Devotionals

The Power of Words

Proverbs 18:20-21

20 A man’s stomach will be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth;
He will be satisfied with the consequence of his words.

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.

There’s tremendous power in words that you speak. Proverbs 18:20-21 tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Let me explain.

God’s words have power and by his very words, this entire universe was created: He said let there be light and there was light. And when He created us, He decided to create us in his image, which also means that He gave us power over words. And EVERY WORD has power, it has some sort of effect in your life and in that of others, and it does something in the spirit realm. Remember, we are spiritual beings and the words that are spoken and released not only echoes in this physical realm and goes into people’s ears but it goes into people’s souls, hearts, and into the spiritual realm and begins to shift atmosphere, create and pull out of that realm and make it manifest in the physical realm. It can open up the door for the enemy or close it. You can bind yourself and others with your words or break the chains and curses of your life and others. Your words will determine your future, and they can heal and restore relationships or break it and destroy it. EVERY WORD COUNTS.

The fact that we are created in God’s image tells us that we are to speak like He does. We are to feed upon his word, and to declare His word of life, hope and future over ourselves and other people and into situations to impart life to them. When we speak life according to his word, we speak the language of God! But when we speak death, we speak the language of Satan.

So instead of speaking badly and negatively (grumbling and complaining, gossiping, criticizing and judging, slandering, cussing and cursing, careless and coarse jokes, telling lies, making excuses, exaggerating, and etc.), I pray that our daily lives will be marked by hearts that’s full of thanksgiving, hope, joy and love so that out of the overflow of our hearts, we speak words that impart life, words that embrace, heal, edify, forgive, encourage and love, to our family, friends, co-workers, bosses, employees, neighbors and everyone around us.