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Take God At His Word

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The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18

We understand that everyone, to a certain degree, has experienced someone using hurtful words toward them. We are in no way attempting to undermine anyone’s experience, but rather our heart is to share  what we believe Scripture teaches about how we can experience healing and freedom. 

Anytime someone accepts as truth the reckless and false words of others, they open a door where those false words can begin to shape, define and potter their life. No one should be the potter of our life, except God alone, who is the Great Potter.

Think back to the beginning for a moment. When God created mankind, he made them in his image and likeness, and called them “good”. They lived in peace with God and one another as they took God at his word. The perfection was ended the day Adam and Eve chose to listen to the words of another, above the very words of God. 

We all know how much devastation came into the world as a result of their following the serpent’s voice. Can you see how the cycle has continued as people have sought the words of others to bring them life, when it is God alone who holds the words to life?

Thankfully, the second half of this Proverb gives us insight that, “the tongue of the wise brings healing.” It is the Lord God who gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6) When you intentionally believe and receive what God has spoken about you, then you can begin to experience deep healing and freedom from anything else that’s been said about you. 

Hebrews is clear that, “in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son.” (Hebrews 1:2) Jesus is revealed as the visible image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15), and he came to speak the words of the Father and reveal him to us. (John 12:49, John 1:18) Through Jesus, God is saying to believers, they are loved, accepted, chosen, forgiven, redeemed, valued, their life has a deep purpose, and much more. 

When any believer accepts the words of others, or their own incorrect thoughts toward themselves, above the truth of God, they are actually disagreeing with God. This may be unintentional, yet it is the reality. We are encouraging you to be humble and allow what God has said through Christ to define your life.