Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Worthy Words

“…if you utter worthy, not worthless, words,
you will be My spokesperson.”
Jeremiah 15:19 (NIV)

Worthy words. 


In this passage of scripture, God was urging Jeremiah to repent so that God could restore him and thus he could serve God again. This particular verse of God’s spoken word to Jeremiah really penetrates my heart. Worthy, valuable, precious words. Words that honor Him and words that are encouraging, founded in His truth and love. His love and truth give words their worth. 

Our God allows us to be His spokesperson. How humbling. In His wisdom, He
requires that, in order to be His spokesperson, our words must be worthy, not worthless. The King James Version says “precious” words. What an excellent, ageless standard He sets for us to maintain as His children in order that we could be His spokesperson.

A spokesperson is someone who represents you and your character well. As this verse resonates in my heart, I ask myself, “Are my words worthy and precious? Am I representing God well and with excellence? Am I allowing Him to mold me so I reflect His character? Am I keeping the bar raised to His standard such that I may be His spokesperson?”

In our home, our rule has been that our words should be based in truth, spoken in love, necessary and kind. Add to this that they must be worthy and precious. How often do I utter words that are worthless and hold no value for anyone? Oh, how I think of the words I have wasted.

If my words hold value and worth, they will reflect His character and minister His truth and grace to those around me. If I keep His standards and utter only worthy and precious words, He allows me to represent Him and be His spokesperson. What an awesome privilege and responsibility.

As we go through our days, may we allow our words, whether they be written, spoken or thought, to go through His filter of requiring worthy, precious words. If we have lowered the bar, let's raise it again to His standard. Let's humbly meet the challenge to utter only worthy words that represent Him well. We will be His spokesperson.

Faithful Father, by Your grace and in Your faithfulness, allow my words to be worthy and precious. May they be worthy such that I may be Your spokesperson and represent you with excellence. Thank You for Your standards and for Your promises. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Psalm 19:14

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life…”
Proverbs 10:11

“The lips of the righteous nourish many…”
Proverbs 10:21

“Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt…”
Col. 4:6

“…the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace…”
Romans 8:6

Your Devotional Journal
Saying grace ~ Bringing my heart to God in prayer.

My Portion ~ Where Has God met me in His Word today?

Nourishment ~ How does God want to mold and change my heart?

Second Helpings ~ Where does God want me to be a doer of the Word and take action?

Time for Dessert ~ What can I share with others from what God showed me today?

"You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
and praise the name of the LORD your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you..."
Joel 2:26

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