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Faith Food Devotional

By Thy Words

March 1, 2015

"For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned" (Matt. 12:37). Jesus Himself made the above statement. Words are much more important than many people realize. Do you remember Job and his three so-called "friends" who came to comfort him? Job's cry to those who came as comforters and stayed as tormentors was, "How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?" (Job 19:2). Words make us or break us. Words heal us or make us sick. According to the teaching of the Bible, words destroy us, or words make us full of life, happiness, and health. Words that we spoke yesterday make life what it is today. That agrees with what Jesus said in Mark 11:23, "He shall have whatsoever he saith." Those things which you say are words. In fact, you could read that last phrase like this: "He shall have the words that he speaks." Confession: By my words I shall be justified. I know that I shall have whatsoever I say. I shall have the words that I speak. Therefore, I speak words full of life, happiness, and health. I speak words that make, rather than break! Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications