Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Moses 4:30 -- On the Importance of Words

"For as I, the Lord God, liveth, even so my words cannot return void, for as they go forth out of my mouth they must be fulfilled."
Moses 4:30

Can you imagine what life would be like if everything we said actually happened?  I think we have a long, long way to go and a lot to learn before we become like God in this respect.  Maybe someplace to start would be keeping our word.  Our society doesn't place very much value in verbal assurances, but as individuals, we can.  Let's take a little more time to think about the things that we say, and the promises we make.  Let's take the commitments that we make seriously, and let's be very careful of what we say to and about other people.  I'm not saying that God doesn't have a sense of humor.  He most certainly does, but he doesn't find humor in the mockery of others or in self-denigration.  Words are serious business, and we should remember that what we send out matters.  Let's not send out messages about ourselves or others that are negative or harmful.  Let's send out good and positive messages, and let's only make commitments that we are determined to keep.  As we do so, let's look to God's example of righteousness and trustworthiness, and ask him to help us as we strive to improve the messages that we send, and live up to our words.

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