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The Tongue: It’s ALL in There, Part 2

by | Jan 3, 2015 | The Tongue (A Mini-Series), Tongue

In this series on the “Tongue” after focusing on the two negative examples of wrong words which caused doom and gloom in the first part, in the second part of the series let’s reflect on some positive cases of words spoken with positive faith which are worth emulating …

Sacrifice…

“‘Stay here with the donkey,’ Abraham told the young men, ‘and the lad and I will travel yonder and worship, and then come right back.'” (Gen 22:5)

Hey, Abraham was supposed to sacrifice his beloved son Issac on Mount Moriah and come back alone. Isn’t it? The faith of the Father of faith on God’s goodness was unshakeable. Let the Scripture take over…

“He believed that if Isaac died God would bring him back to life again; and that is just about what happened, for as far as Abraham was concerned, Isaac was doomed to death, but he came back again alive!” (Heb 11:19)

Dear Friends, it is one thing to believe that God exists (even demons do that.  See James 2:19) but it is quite another to believe that God who exists has our best interests in His loving heart (He is love – See 1 John 4:8). No wonder from the abundance of faith in his heart (Luke 6:45), Abraham spoke the words which would come true. Say Christian are you facing a dicey situation in your life? A major operation when there is still so much of unfinished business for the Master “…speak these words to your family and the hospital staff… ‘My God in whom I trust, will bring me safe and sound through this operation.'”

Shunemite…

As she approached Mount Carmel, Elisha saw her in the distance and said to Gehazi, “‘Look, that woman from Shunem is coming. Run and meet her and ask her what the trouble is. See if her husband is all right and if the child is well. ‘Yes,’ she told Gehazi,’Everything is fine.‘” (2 Kings 4:25-26)

Assuming for a moment my committed Readership is already aware of the background, I have no reservation in stating that if you want see the pinnacle of positivity in speech…this is it!!! There she was…the hospitable Shunemite lady carrying a dead son in her hand but firmly believing that God’s miracle is already on the way. She virtually pronounced the power of resurrection on her sun-stroke stricken, dead son.

No wonder, towards the end indeed “everything turned out to be fine”. The dead boy came back to life courtesy miracle of the Prophet Elisha (2 Kings 4:27-37).

Say fellow sojourner, art thou down in the dumps? Speak out…that the good Lord would bring you out of it for His glory alone!!!

Prayer: Father, even in trying and testing times, enable us to mouth only positive words which emphasize on your goodness and care for us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Suresh Manoharan
J and SM Ministries

(To access the rest of this mini-series, please click here.)

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