Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
With Unsharpened Branches!
Razor blade arrows are often so crippling when satan deploys evil spirits against us.
Even greater when known are they by human hearts which unconsciously slip to speak things not of CHRIST.
So when known are those faces entwined in-between; those lost who are caught within brushstrokes of Gray…
…they unconsciously launch “sharpened sticks” which impair us. Word weapons, as such, cutting deeply.
So pray we for these who bear also its scarring; whose wounds now displayed were inflicted by self.
Whose careless and razor sharp tongues steal one’s health; while unknowingly damaging also themselves.
Now with this firm correction addressing each soul, check your quiver for words which will harm you — more so.
As HIServant reminding to carefully select the words you speak to others AND to yourself,
Devotional: Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
With Unsharpened Branches is about word selection being focused on what brings and builds life versus using what causes injury.
A branch is alive and the example of extending an olive branch always reminds me to speak life, even love.
Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”
A “dead” word is one cut off of the tree and then sharpened to cause harm.
Proverbs 15:4 “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”
So imagine when we us our hearts to speak as GOD intended, living words are spoken and entering into the other…they bless and encourage.
True, some are stubborn and require less flexible extensions to firmly guide them back to Truth.
But none, in JESUS’ NAME, directed towards the Body need to be sharpened to the point of harm.
Proverbs 12:18 “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
So, oh Self, once again!
Use the healing and living branches from HIS heart and HIS WORD…to speak!
Amen and amen!