Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
While the above scripture verse is about our thoughts, it very much fits under the “Our Words” category in Choose Life. For our thoughts come out in our words. If we are thinking on things that are true, we will not be telling lies. When we are thinking about things that are pure, our words will not be filled with perversity and lust. When our minds are fixed on things which are worthy of praise, we will say things that reflect a heart of gratitude. When our thoughts towards others are on the lovely things about them, we will speak words of love to them. What we think upon, we WILL speak.
Let us speak forth blessings, not cursings. Let us choose to speak life with our words!
Lord, there is the power of life and death in our tongues (Proverbs 18:21). Help us to be aware of what we are thinking. May our thoughts be pleasing to You Lord, that our words will be the same. Forgive us for the times we have spoken words that cause pain. We cannot take them back, but we can forgive and be forgiven. Fill our minds with the Truth of Your Word, that our lips will speak in Love. For your Word brings Life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen