When God speaks, it is an act of incredible power. As humans who are created in his likeness, our words also carry a great amount of power. People who truly know God will grow in wisdom in what they hear and what they speak.
Read Proverbs 18:21. Why do our words carry such power? Also, what does this verse not mean?
Of the various types of harmful words, which one(s) do you struggle with the most? Why is this type of speech able to snare you easily?
What does it mean that Jesus is the true Word of God? Why is this such incredibly good news for us?
How can we help one another to use our words in a God-honoring way, and in a way that builds others up? How might we need to grow in boldness to confront sinful words in our Christian brothers and sisters?
Pray that God would give us godly restraint in our speech, and that we would use our words to bring God’s grace and life into the world.
Pray for opportunities to use our words to communicate the good news of Jesus with those who have yet to hear and believe.