1 Samuel 17:45,46
David said to Goliath, “You are coming to fight against me with a sword, a spear and a javelin. But I’m coming against you in the name of the Lord who rules over all. He is the God of the armies of Israel. He’s the one you have dared to fight against. This very day the Lord will hand you over to me. I’ll strike you down. I’ll cut your head off. This very day I’ll feed the bodies of the Philistine army to the birds of the air. I’ll feed them to the wild animals. Then the whole world will know there is a God in Israel.
We believe, therefore, we speak. It is from the heart that a man speaks. David was clear in his heart and in his mind about the covenant relationship between God and the nation of Israel. It is because of this clarity that David was not looking to his own ability, rather he was looking to his God, with whom Goliath could not compare.
In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... And God said, Let there be light... Man being made in the image of God has the power to create through the spoken word. This is why we are able to build up and encourage or to tear down and destroy with the power in our tongue.
We speak what we believe in our heart into existence. This is the power of the spoken word. We either speak life or we speak death. There is no neutral ground.
Father God, today we ask that you help us to understand and accept the authority Jesus has given us. Help us to understand the impact of our words on people and even our environment. Help us to recognize that with the authority Jesus has given us we can call heaven to earth today, just as what we let loose on earth is let loose in heaven. Holy Spirit, help us to discipline our thoughts and capture only those that lead to life, in us and in the world around us. Thank You, Lord, for Your steadfastness and faithfulness as we learn to honor You in thought, word and deed. Amen