This Weeks Introduction: John 1:1 starts by saying, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” It is astonishing how God created everything with his simple words. It is through the world of God that all things were made. While we are certainly not God, we are made in God’s image. This means that while we cannot create a universe through speaking, our words do have power. This week’s Grow Pray and Study guide will focus on the words that we speak. Each of us has said harmful things, and we have missed opportunities to speak words of love and encouragement. Let us study together some of the wisdom God has to share with us about the words we speak. ~ Pastor Adam Ricks
Read: Matthew 12:37
” 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” (NIV Matthew 12:37)
Study: Words have power, and we must speak our words with love. When we speak words to destroy, then we hurt God’s children. When we speak words of love, then we can give others a glimpse of how much God cares for them. The words that we speak matter to God, to us, and to the people in our lives. Do you really understand how much your words matter? Who in your life do you think your words impact the most? How can you better honor God and the people in your lives with the words that you speak?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, please help me to speak with care. Please let me remember that my words matter. Please help me to love others by the words I speak. Amen.