Day 14 — Soul Detox
Not only should we speak life-giving words to others, but we should also speak them to our circumstances and ourselves. The toxic words we speak to ourselves can be some of the most dangerous.
What types of toxic words are you saying to yourself? What steps do you need to take to stop saying these toxic words to yourself?
I hope you will read the whole of the text linked above. I am not going to pretend with you that I perfectly understand our LORD’s actions here but of this I am certain: JESUS was not having an off day, or a bad day, or even a ‘pms’ day and thus spoke out of turn. He was not vindictive to the fig tree. He was not in a ‘rage’ when He cleansed the temple. Righteous anger? Yes. But the temple cleansing was NOT in a fit of uncontrolled rage. Our SAVIOR – GOD MAN was ALWAYS obedient to the leading of THE HOLY SPIRIT. His EVERY deed, EVERY word ALWAYS glorified the FATHER and would edify man, if man would listen. We will NEVER be this controlled by the HOLY SPIRIT this side of HEAVEN; but we should be willing to try. 🙂
So why did He curse the fig tree? I don’t know. But He had a purpose and I suspect the Disciples sooner or later got it! I hope I do too.
Happy Sunday, my Friends! Watch your Words to others and to yourself – our words contain life and death.
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Proverbs 18:21 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)