Acts 5: 27-33
Ps 34: 2 and 9. 17-18. 19-20
Jn 3: 31-36
He whom God has sent speaks the words of God (Jn 3:34)
Many lives were ruined due to the uncontrolled words. The words had destroyed the families and society. Today’s passage says that ‘he whom God has sent speaks the words of God.’
What are the words of God? Scripture says the words of God are the words that come from heaven like rain and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater (Is 55:10,11a). In short they are the creative words. They create positive energy in the one who hears it. They are the words of support, forgiveness, encouragement, etc.
In order to speak positive things we need to experience God in our heart. Because Lk 6:45 says that ‘From the fullness of heart, the mouth speaks”. Today’s passage also says that the people of the earth speaks only the earthling things which hold negative energy.
In Ephesians 4:25-32 Paul speaks of Rules for new life. And the essential rule in it is that no evil talk must come out of our mouth, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that ur words may give grace to those who hear.”
Let’s be constructive in our words. Then they become God’s words, words filled with the Spirit.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (Prov 12:18)
FR.JOHNSON BEZALEL CMI