Dads, Your Words Are Powerful – Day 1

Dads, Your Words Are Powerful

This morning I woke up knowing that I needed to start a new devotional as I wrapped up one yesterday. This morning I went to and did a search for dads and started to scroll through the list options. As I scrolled one title jumped out and then I had to do a double check of the devotionals that I have already read to make sure it wasn’t there. When I saw in the description for the devotional that “Evangelist Matt Brown shares one of the most important biblical keys for dads“, I knew this was going to be where I get started today. Do you remember what God’s Word says about words? Do you believe in the power of words? Do you turn to God’s Word to help you navigate it all?

Words have the power to heal! Words have the power to change lives! Words have the power to influence! Words have the power to inspire! Words have the power to create! Words have the power to destroy! Words have the power to build up! Words have the power to tear down! Words have the power of life! Words have the power of death!

God’s Word exemplifies the power of words:

  • By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. – Hebrews 11:3
  • Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. – Proverbs 18:21
  • Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29
  • How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” – Romans 10:14–15
  • The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them. – Proverbs 12:6
  • Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. – Proverbs 18:21
  • I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Matthew 12:36–37
  • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16
  • Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. – Colossians 4:6
  • Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. – Ephesians 4:25
  • Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. – Ephesians 4:28
  • And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” – Luke 4:22
  • You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. – Matthew 12:34–35
  • because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. – Romans 10:9–10
  • Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. – Romans 3:19
  • that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 15:6
  • And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. – Ephesians 2:1–3
  • but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, – 1 Peter 3:15

Scripture for Today’s Devotional:

‘ Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Eph. 6:4; II Tim. 3:15.]’

Proverbs 22:6

God’s Word is important and powerful! God’s Word is a light unto our path and a lamp unto our feet! God’s Word is a love letter to us from our Heavenly Father! God’s Word is powerful!

Let’s be the dads who train up our kids in the way they should go! Let’s be the dads who train our kids in how to use their individual gifts! Let’s be the dads who train our kids in the things they were created and meant to do and be! Let’s be the dads who then hand them into God’s hands trusting that they will not depart from the training but walk out the rest of their lives with God and in alignment to His Word!

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Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me: (check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

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Dad’s your words are powerful

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