“I’m just sayin”. Most of us say this after we are making a point or expressing our heart. But do you realize, according to the Bible, what you say is either working for you or against you.
The wisest man in the history of the world apart from Jesus was King Solomon of the Old Testament. He wrote 3000 proverbs and we are blessed to have many of his proverbs recorded in the Bible under the Book of Proverbs. According to his writings under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, our words have the power of life and death. In other words, the words we speak are containers. They carry love, kindness, blessings, wisdom, encouragement, etc or they can carry hate, strife, division, discouragement and so forth.
As a child we sang a jingle in school, “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me”. The song was meant to take the sting out of being called names and made fun of. It never worked as a kid and now I know why. Words can deeply hurt or greatly bless.
May all of us use the privilege of our words to build up one another and not tear down. Yes, sometimes we have to speak strong words but may they be laced with a heart to encourage and uplift. We have the power to choose our words. We can set the atmosphere of our homes and work places to be one of peace and love. Again, that doesn’t mean we can’t be stern sometimes, but always be under control and think before we speak. It’s hard to get words back after they have left our mouths.
Your words are powerful and influential. Recognize the revelation that King Solomon revealed centuries ago. Be careful and guarded regarding what you say or don’t say. It will make the difference between a blessed life and a stressed life. “I’m just sayin”.