The Power of the Tongue

We must watch the we talk as words are extremely powerful. Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21), speak wisely. The tongue is powerful enough to change the course of your life. It can bring blessings, cursing, love, hate, life and death.

Many years ago there was a rapper named Notorious BIG. He rapped violence laced lyrics and one album he entitled “Ready to Die”.  Perhaps not knowing the power of his own words, less than 2 years later he was dead. He next album was called “Life After Death” but he didn’t live to see the album released.

During this same period another rapper name Tupac Shakur also failed to realize the power of his words. He not only predicted his death but he also predicted his eternal fate. “My life is in denial, and when I die, Baptized in eternal fire I’ll shed so many tears”.

How are you using your tongue, to speak out blessings or to speak death? You have an extremely powerful tool that can be used to change the lives of others.  Many use their tongue to criticize, bully, and to verbally assault. Instead of using our words to tear people down, let’s build them up!

Notorious and Tupac spoke death into their life, what will you do? Instead of speaking about death, let’s focus on a spiritual life, a life of abundance and grace. Let our conversation be good report (Ephesians 4:29). Instead of spreading gossip, spread gospel!


One thought on “The Power of the Tongue

  1. I just found out about this. That’s why people say “You speak things into existence”. Powerful stuff!


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