“Guarding Our Words”

speak good words

by Dona Hake


Have you ever walked away from someone thinking, “Oh my…I can’t believe I just spoke those words!”

If you have lived on this earth for any amount of time and you are honest with yourself, you can raise your hand and say “yes, I have done that!”  I believe the more we ask God to help us in the area of keeping our mouth out of trouble, the more sensitive we will become to what words we speak.


1 Peter 3:10 (NASB)

“The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.”


From our mouth we can speak words that bless people yet our mouth could also curse someone.  Truth could proceed from our lips and nourish and build a relationship yet lies could come forth at any time and tear apart a relationship leaving us scarred  and beyond repair.


Today let us ask Him to keep us aware of the power that is within our tongue that we may speak words of life and good things to those around us.


Proverbs 21:23 (MSG)
“Watch your words and hold your tongue;
you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.”