“Sanctify them with truth. Your Word is truth.” – Jesus
Some of us have heard the playground saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” We all know this to be untrue. Words can hurt.
While we can’t stop what others say about or to us, we can stop what we say to ourselves!
And, if we are honest, we can be our own worst enemy, especially when it comes to how we talk to ourselves.
To this point, King David asked the LORD to set guard over his mouth and to watch over the door of his lips.
If we don’t watch the words that spill out the doors of our mouths, we’ll begin to believe and then act on those words, which can lead to bondage and pain.
Jesus even prayed to the Father on our behalf for this very reason. He asked the Father to sanctify or separate us unto the truth that comes from the Word of God that sets and keeps us free.
Watch your words. They can lead to actions – either healthful or harmful. It all depends on where they are coming from.