We must be careful to not use Scripture as a cliche. God’s word is alive and active at the moment it is read or spoken. His word is eternal. It never loses its power to heal, console, or bring course correction.
What happened when Job’s three friends showed up and saw him grieving? They remained silent. Ecclesiastes 3:7 says that there is, “…a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.”
Jude verse 21 Amplified says, “Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God…”
Isaiah 50:4 was written about the Lord. We are His ambassadors that need to keep our ears open, so we can apply this to our own lives. It says, “The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.”
Proverbs 16:23-24 says, “The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” Psalm 16:7 says, “I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.”
Our last thoughts before we go to sleep are crucial. Following the truth trail is key to wholesome thoughts. The Holy Spirit has given me many of these devotional titles the moment I wake up. Bring truth into your heart, and truth will be in your words to encourage and strengthen others.