Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.”
Jeremiah 15:19 NIV
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The words we speak matter. We can use words to lift people up or tear them down. We can use words to make the world safer, more peaceful, more beautiful, or we can use words to deepen wounds and inflame passions. As followers of Christ, we are given very specific instructions about the words we are to use. The old prophet gives these instructions to us in Jeremiah 15:19: “Therefore, this is what the Lord says: ‘If you repent I will restore you that you may serve me, if you utter worthy, not worthless words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.” God is very clear here – we are to speak the words that He calls us to speak. One translation calls those words precious. They are like gems that sparkle and bring joy to all who find them. In this day when social media gives everyone a public platform, there are far too many worthless words being used – words of anger, hate, bitterness. Follower of Jesus, be different. Use precious words and you will be God’s spokesperson today.
These have been words from the heart.