Daily Devotions – Speak

My son said to me the other day, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if Cooper (our dog) could speak?  We could ask him what he wanted and he would tell us.”  Yes, it would be awesome.  I know animals speak and communicate and I know that some creatures have incredible communication abilities.  However, none surpasses the speaking of human beings.  A typical dictionary will hold up to 171,000 English words.   That is a lot of words.  Then you string them into sentences and you have an unlimited communication ability.  With such an abundance of words, it is easy to see why God cautions us over and over on how to use them.  Use them wisely today so you and those around you might be satisfed.

From the fruit of the mouth one’s stomach is satisfied;
    the yield of the lips brings satisfaction.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
    and those who love it will eat its fruits. – Proverbs 18:20-21