Words Have Power!!! (3rd Word)

Words Have Power!!! (3rd Word)

Proverbs 30:5

“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”

We are often told, when we are young, that “Sticks and stones my break my bones but words NEVER hurt me.” If you’re like me, and every other human, words do hurt but worse yet, they remain in the minds of those to whom they have been spoken. Many people have been helped and hurt by the words that we have used. How are your words used? Do you speak in a rough way to others and use tough words? Words DO matter! Join us this week as we share 5 important words.

3rd Word                        FAIL

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F – First

The bible tells us in Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” This text reminds us that we should set our priorities in the right place or position. In family life we should realize that each member of the family has a duty to prioritize in their lives. Here are a few examples:

Husband’s Priorities  

Jesus Christ – Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The Wife – Ephesians 5:28 “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”

The Children – I Timothy 5:8 “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

Career/Work – Genesis 3:19 “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken:for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

Church Service – Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Self Desires – Psalms 37:4 “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

Wife’s Priorities  

Jesus Christ – Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The Husband – I Peter 3:1 “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;”

The Children – Titus 2:3 “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,” (The fact that the young women are to be instructed these things are noteworthy and have significant importance.)

Home/Relationships Minded/Helpers – Titus 2:4 “To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” (The inference here is that the young women focus on making a kind and peaceful sanctuary for family. Also that they help the husbands in maintaining relationship by giving wise advice.)

Church Service – Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Self Desires – Psalms 37:4 “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

Children’s Priorities  

Jesus Christ – Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The Parents – Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother:and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”

Learn To Fear The Lord – Deuteronomy 31:13 “And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”

Obedience To Parents & Elders – Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord:for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

Church Service – Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Self Desires – Psalms 37:4 “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

A – Attempt

The word attempt means to make an effort to accomplish something; or to try to successfully accomplish something. We read that David was a man after God’s own heart but we do not find where he ever captured God’s own heart. This is found in Acts 13:22. There are several things that we should attempt to successfully accomplish:

  • Walking after the perfect nature of God
  • Waiting on the Lord
  • Washing our sins away in Christ’s Blood

When we fear stepping out in faith we fear the unknown. I once heard a quote long ago that said “Those who are afraid to step out into the unknown, are the same ones that fear stopping in the unfamiliar.” You will never fail nor succeed if you don’t even try. 

I – In

Webster’s dictionary defines the word “In” as:

  1. A place or space
  2. Something immaterial
  3. A position in time
  4. Motion or direction
  5. Transition from one state to another
  6. Object or purpose
  7. To enclose or to be inside of a boundary

The bible tells us in II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  With our english dictionary we can use these definitions to describe our position in Christ.

  1. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church of which we are associated. Colossians 1:18 “And he is the head of the body, the church:who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
  2. Jesus Christ is not here bodily but in Heaven at the Father’s right hand. Mark 14:62 “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
  3. Jesus Christ is not restricted by time or distance. Mark 14:62 “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
  4. God can be everywhere at once. Psalms 139:7-10 “Whither shall I go from thy spirit?
    or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:
    if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning,
    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me,
    and thy right hand shall hold me.
  5. Jesus Christ changes the heart of the believer. II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
  6. Jesus Christ gives us a new purpose. Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
  7. Jesus Christ lives inside of our hearts. Colossians 1:27 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

Are you IN Christ and do you allow Him to live IN you fully with full control? 

L – Learning

When we are IN Christ we are instructed to learn of Him. Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” We should learn as much of God as we learn our own selves and our families. Too often we learn more about the condition of the depraved world and it’s evil devices more than we would our Lord. There are a few things that we should take time to learn:

  1. Learn Of Jesus 
  2. Learn How To Pray
  3. Learn How To Praise 
  4. Learn How To Witness
  5. Learn How To Be Quiet
  6. Learn How To Display Wisdom
  7. Learn How To Teach Other What We Know

Once we get a grasp on solid knowledge and teaching, we should make ourselves available to teach others. Perhaps your perspective could help another person struggling with something that God has given you victory over. All too often we are more intrigued with the Failure of others instead of helping them to win or succeed. How about you? Have you failed today? Failure doesn’t have to define you, failure should be used to refine you. In tomorrow’s devotional we will discuss more words that have extreme power. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie. 

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