The Power of Life and Death


“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” –Proverbs 18:21 NIV


“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” –Proverbs 18:21 NIV

In Matthew 21:18-22, Jesus says to the fig tree “May you never bear fruit again!” and it immediately withers.

Did you know that you have the same power through your words? You were created in the image of God, (Genesis 1:27). The universe and life as you know it were created with the words spoken by God and since you were created in the image of God; your words have the same power as His. They can bring life or destruction to a situation.

Have you ever experienced a time when you were trying to accomplish a goal and said, “I just can’t do this!” After speaking those words, you most likely felt a sense of defeat, maybe you even gave up completely.

When you believe you are incapable of doing something, you are speaking failure into existence. Whatever you speak over your life is what it will become because your words have the same power as God’s.

What areas of your life are you speaking destruction over? Put another way; imagine all you can achieve by speaking positive words. Begin telling yourself you are strong, confident, bold and valued.

As you begin to speak these new words, which are true according to scripture, you will experience an unshakable confidence. You will begin to believe all the things God says about you as truth.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict you when you began to speak negatively and ask Him to bring only good and pleasing words out of your mouth.
  • Look for ways to be the positive voice in someone’s life.

Latest posts by Jennie Winterbottom (see all)

Enjoy this devotion? Spread the word :)

Daily Devotions
In Your Inbox

Give us Your E-mail. Get the day's devotion every morning.