Proverbs 18:20, 21 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH and with THE INCREASE OF HIS LIPS shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it (indulge in; delight in; inclined in) shall eat the fruit thereof.
The Lord wants to bring us all forward in our growth and maturity in the Lord. He wants to bring us all to another level of growth in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that includes blessing, increase, character, power, glory, influence, effectiveness, satisfaction, and fulfillment. God wants things to turn around for us if we’ve been defeated, beat down, and discouraged. God wants us filled up with His goodness and satisfied with our life. Many have witnessed the testimonies of others and yet have not personally experienced any real significant increase in these areas. Do not lose your expectancy. The God who gives the increase is still the God of the universe and He is your God and my God. We have to realize, though, the power of our words. Our words can bring death or life to us as Proverb 18:21 declares them to be connected to the power of the tongue. Using our words right isn’t a magic formula or cure all for all of our problems but they do have an impact upon our life and circumstances. You may be working hard but at the same time talking bad all the time and it is hurting your life.
Our words are very powerful in influencing our life. They either work for us or against us. They either bring life or death. Here’s just a few truth’s about the power of words from the book of Proverbs that contains the wisdom of God about words.
Proverbs 10:20 says that, “…the tongue of the just is as choice silver….”
Just like in the economic system, money is the medium of exchange for transactions to take place, in the spiritual system words are the medium of exchange for spiritual transactions. In other words, use them like money or silver as the medium of exchange, or make transactions. Treasure words like silver, or guard them. Let words work for you like money or silver by investing them.
Proverbs 12:6 says, “… “the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.”
How you speak in the midst of trouble can deliver you or dig you deeper into trouble. Proverb 12:13 says “The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips but the just shall come out of trouble (with his lips or words is what is implied).” God knows how to deliver the righteous out of all their troubles but often waits for an expression of their faith through their words.
Proverbs 12:14 says, “A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth….”
An element of satisfaction and good in life is tied to our words or the fruit of our mouth. You may go to a church that speaks the Word of God or speaks blessings over your life but no amount of what is spoken over you in God’s house (church) can overcome what is spoken by you in your house. If you are not satisfied maybe you should examine how you talk or how you use your words. Our words activate spiritual laws designed to set us free and keep us free as Romans 8:2 says, “For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Choose your words wisely and speak life and blessing.