“You better watch your mouth”
In this verse Solomon teaches us that the words we speak can be detrimental to our well being. Solomon says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that use it will eat the fruit thereof”. In this verse, Solomon teaches us that our words are like seeds and they will produce fruit. And fruit reflects the type and quality of seed that was sown. An Apple seed produces apples. An orange seed produces oranges. A watermelon seed produces watermelons. And in like manner positive words will produce positive outcomes and negative words will produce negative outcomes. And unfortunately, many people are eating the fruit of the negative words they have sown.
I am sure you are familiar with this phrase, “You better watch your mouth”. I can remember the times when my father was correcting me and I would mumble a few words under my breath. He would respond with the words, “You better watch your mouth”. His reason for saying that was my father and I was his son and because of that relationship I had to choose my words carefully.
Since God is our father and we are his children you would think that we would be more optimistic during times of uncertainty. But unfortunately it is during these times that we say things that are inappropriate for us to say as a child of God.
I’m not talking about profanity, but we say things that casts a shadow of doubt on God’s word and his ability to come through for us.
Our words are filled with defeat and doubt and as a result we get exactly what we say. But YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR MOUTH!
In Mark 11:23 Jesus says “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall Say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that these things which he Saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he Saith.” Notice Jesus lets us know that if we speak in faith we shall have what we have spoken. If we speak victory we will walk in victory! If we speak healing we will receive healing! If we speak blessings we will be blessed! On the other hand if we speak defeat we will live a defeated life! If we say it cannot be done then it will not be done! If you say you are not going to make it then you won’t make it! So before you speak YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR MOUTH! Death and life are in the power of the tongue!