Words We Speak

The words we speak have authority. Our words reflect the wealth of our soul.

"For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
(Matthew 12:34b, KJV)

"The tongue can bring death or life." (Proverbs 18:21, NLT)

"...but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
(Romans 12:2, KJV)

In Matthew 12:34b (above), the Greek term for abundance is perisseuma and it is only found in five places throughout the New Testament. What makes this verse dynamic is the use of the term "heart."

The use of "heart" in this sentence is the Greek word, kardia. It is important to note that kardia is used metaphorically, not literally. For the purpose of this verse, kardia describes all the innermost layers of an individual.

Our motivations, thoughts, feelings, and spiritual essence, are all packed into kardia. So the abundance of our heart encompasses each facet of our inner soul.

This forms the foundation upon which our words are based. Talk about dynamic!

So choosing which words we speak goes way beyond simply expanding our vocabulary or applying proper grammar usage.


Everything that we say stems from all that we are and determines the course of our life because what proceeds from the tongue can bring death or life.

This is a loaded concept because it leads us to question how a person would go about changing their self-talk if they think that they're on an undesirable course right now.

This is where relationship with Spirit proves to be beneficial.

Romans 12:2 suggests that by allowing God to transform our mind, we conform to His will for our life. The Greek term for "mind" that is used in this verse is nous. Nous (mind) can be used synonymously with kardia (heart).

Therefore, when our mind is transformed, so is our heart (inclusive of our thoughts, emotions, motivations, and spirit). This is a beautiful thing.

As we develop relationship with Spirit, our mind and heart are transformed.

This transformation alters the words we speak. Because what we say has authority, we eventually begin to speak with the authority of God. Before we know it we are on the right track - the course He individually designed for us.

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