The Divine Weight of Our Words

Num 30:2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Apparently, God takes our oaths very seriously! God has never spoken an idle word. As a matter of fact, His Word always has purpose and power! He created us in His image, with the ability to speak. It should therefore go without saying that He would expect us to only speak when our speech has purpose as well!

But oh to the contrary! As a thirty-one-year-old man, I’ve witnessed in my own short lifetime an alarmingly increasing amount of pointless chatter, cursing, idle words, empty promises, and lies all the way from the White House down!

However, let us not forget what Christ said in Matthew 12:37, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” Words are so powerful that God used them to create this universe! Likewise, our words create or destroy our future, depending upon what we speak. This is especially true in the area of keeping your word.

In a generation that knows very little about the word “commitment,” God still expects us to keep our word! If we make a promise, we ought to keep it! Even if men do not have the power to hold us to it, God does!

If we were to be constantly reminded of the fact that God takes our words far more seriously than we do, it would definitely change our speech, and for some of us, we would never speak again! God help us to speak only that which is truthful, and only that for which we have the commitment to follow through on!

Col 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Mat 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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