MEDITATION FOR TODAY! MAY 14, 2020
WHEN I began my life within the church body of believers, I remember memorizing the following verse in James. I was around 12 years of age. But this verse stuck with me all of my life, and now I am 82.
It reads; “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22
James goes on speaking about our tongues and the way we allow them to be uncontrolled speaking forth many times words which are inappropriate, ugly, nasty, foul, spewing forth anger and hate, etc.! Wars start over words and speech!
When we are born again by God’s grace, HE unshackles us from the bad usage of our tongues. He puts a song on our lips, a kindness in our speech, a blessing flows from our mouths in words and songs. He really changes our entire vocabulary. We bring peace to others through our speech. Loud, angry and cursing flow from many lips and vocal chords today, but Christ can change that through His powerful word and presence in our lives!
Today, we learned that the epidemic called by the name of Covid-10, a Virus which is highly contagious can be spread even through one who is infected, from the mouth and tongue as it speaks or sings or yells and screams, etc.! The mouth can be a big instrument for bad, but it can also be a great powerful instrument in God’s hands for good! Let it be for Good today and give forth blessings rather than a curse, or a Virus!