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!!!!!