" Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." (Prov 18:21)
Greetings. In this day, we all have to make decisions in life. There are some decisions in which we need God's help. Sometimes, our emotions and bias could cause us to make wrong choices. Case in point were the Religious leaders who crucified Jesus. They had a bone to pick.
Sure, they knew all about prophecy and about the Lord, but, they had allow mixture to creep in. Plus, they enjoyed the power with the Roman government and with the people. They had it made until Jesus came on the scene and rocked the boat. Outsmarting them at every turn, Jesus relied on the wisdom from above.
He, even, called them to the carpet. Calling them hypocrites and generations of vipers. Contrary to popular belief, Jesus used to gather a multitude of people when he talked. He operated in signs and wonders, while the religious leaders preached a gospel with no substance. Instead of humbling themselves, repenting and agreeing with Jesus, they chose to harden their hearts.
They focused on their hurts and anger. Their emotions caused them to lose all reason and say something that would hurt them and their descendants. Let's look at the following verse----
" Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children." (Matt 27:25)
What a tragedy. A tragedy because these words would bring about a curse. In about 76 AD, Jerusalem got destroyed! The Romans killed many Jews, including the religious leaders. Time has shown that after many years, the Jews have been persecuted and killed. Why? Because of words spoken years ago. A precious thing like the blood became a curse to them.
So, brethren, let's think before we speak. We need to ask ourselves--ARE WE SPEAKING LIFE OR DEATH! Remember that God's word says that the wholesome tongue is a tree of life. In future studies, we will study on how to use the tongue to speak blessings to our lives. God bless!