KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:20 KJV” But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.”
The Lord Jesus walked on the water to the disciples who were been terrified by the raging storms. He knew His presence, as He walked on the water will definitely induce or complicate their fears.
The first words He said was, it is I, be not afraid”
The Lord Jesus’ presence consistently manifested peace, safety and blessings. He never put fear or torment on any one. Those who reject His kindness fall into their own chosen misery.
The Lord is love manifested in human form.
1 John 4:8. In John 8:1-12, the Jewish religious zealots brought a woman, they accused of committing adultery. The Lord found a way to release her from their wickedness. He asked let the one who has no sin cast the first stone. Everyone left. The Lord said to her neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more. The Lord did not put her down, but lifted her up.
The scriptures instruct us to season our words with salt. Col 4:6 KJV
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Harsh cutting words do not only break the heart and emotion of our hearers, they defile you the one speaking them. Words carry no physical touch or corporal impact, yet their impact is more severe than any physical attack. Words can leave a lifetime effect on an individual. Be always mindful of the words you throw at others. The scriptures advices us to be slow to talk. Decide that you would let your words lift, bless, encourage and inspire.
The scripture shows us the various categories of people and how to talk to them.1Th 5:14 KJV ” ” Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”
To the unruly we warn or are firm with them. To the feeble minded, we comfort or strengthen them, whiles the weak are supported. The underlying approach to all men is patience. The bases to developing such sweet spirit in relating to all men is to allow the word of God to richly fill your heart. Col 3:16 KJV” Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord “.
Our world is hurting and in pain. Let’s decide to be the agent of healing and lifting of our world
THOUGHT: LET LOVE ALWAYS MOTIVATE YOUR WORDS
Prov 14:29 KJV He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Prov 12:18 KJV “There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.”