By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 11:11
I have been getting so angry at how people have been treating the EBOLA outbreak. The other day
a couple of guys were talking when one of them started coughing. One of the other guys jokingly
said he had EBOLA!!! Everyone in the group starting laughing thinking it was so funny. I couldn’t
believe how lightly they were treating it. Our country is still safe from EBOLA but I don’t think that
warrants a joke. This is just one case I mentioned but there many like it where people think its
so funny to joke about EBOLA. The truth is, it’s not funny. We don’t have the right to joke about a virus
just because we are in the clear!!
The scripture I shared teaches us a principle. By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted. Is that not
amazing??? But we also learn a city can be overthrown by the mouth of the wicked!!
A city is overthrown by negative, destructive words is another way we can look at that scripture! The wicked don’t
know better so they are excused but what about you and me who know better??? We are not excused! It sounds harsh but
it’s the truth. What does it help if we are emulating the wicked. The wicked are bringing the city down with their words and
the righteous doing the same! This ought not to be so brothers and sisters……!!
The people joking about the virus don’t really understand the power of their words!
“By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted” – I think we can agree being blessed is not an overnight thing.
It takes time and work. God has done a lot so we could be blessed and continues to help us walk blessed. Jesus had
to die so we could be blessed, God had to give up His one and only Son so we could be blessed. As we are blessed the city
is exalted but it’s not easy!
“but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked” – It just takes words to overthrow a city! The wicked don’t have to
do much, they just have to open their mouth. Words have power we don’t fully comprehend. Let us speak life to counter the
evil the wicked are speaking over our city and nation and over our own lives. We must not allow the words of the wicked to
destroy our city! We have a responsibility to speak life over our city. As we have been blessed we should spread the blessing!
Let us not remain silent friends. Every nation has problems, real problems but let us be the ones that speak life. If a city can
be overthrown by the words of the wicked just just imagine what can happen when the upright speak life!!!!!
Thanks Sue. May we be able to discern how to use our words more wisely!
“Every nation has problems, real problems but let us be the ones that speak life. If a city can be overthrown by the words of the wicked just just imagine what can happen when the upright speak life!” Amen!
Words ARE powerful and it’s sad when people use them so lightly (which I have done myself). It’s so important to use them as a means of blessing instead of curses to our friends, to our families, to our churches, to our communities, and to our nations. Thank you for the reminder to be careful about the words that come out of my mouth today. Be blessed! (And I pray that EBOLA outbreak never touches your home or anyone near you!)
Understanding how powerful our words are has been a personal challenge I must admit. More and more it’s dawned on me how my words can impact and change things.
Thank you for your prayer. I stand with you in agreement that Ebola will not touch my home, and country. I really appreciate it Anna……God bless you.
“Words are like seeds. They have creative power. Isaiah says, “We will eat the fruit of our words.” What seeds are you planting?” Read this this morning and it reminded me of this post.May we all plant good seeds with the words that we say and pray today! Be blessed Rolain!
That is so good Anna!! Thanks for sharing that scripture. Our words are like seeds! I want to plant seeds that will be a blessing not a curse! Enjoy the rest of your day…..
Amen – “The people joking about the virus don’t really understand the power of their words!” – so true! May we be thoughtful with out speech – the consequences can be devastating.
May more and more people realize they are accountable for how they speak over their nation! May we all get a revelation of the power of our words! Thanks Denise.
That’s very sad! I’ve heard jokes about other illnesses too such as depression, cancer, diabetes, down syndrome and so on… So destructive and it especially hurts when you or a loved one suffer from it.
Anyway… good choice and use of verses!
Thank you…. 🙂
I agree, making fun of the situation is just awful. There are people dying! Wish there was more respect in the world. Thanks for spreading the good words. Meghan
Words have the power to build or tear down. Let us use or words to build and encourage hope!
Yes….that’s it Valerie! “Let us use our words to encourage hope.”
You could not of said it any better. Our words are powerful indeed…. 🙂