Transformative Words: How to Use Your Language for Good

Transformative Words How to Use Your Language for Good

As we begin today we will face many opportunities to say words. We are faced with the decision of which words to use and their impact on the people around us. Words are transformative as they have the power to build up and tear down. We get the choice to use our language for good by speaking blessings rather than curses over people. How will you decide to speak into the people who come into your life today?

Consider what God’s Word has to say about the power of transformative words:

  • James 3:5-6: “The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”
  • Proverbs 18:21: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
  • Ephesians 4:29: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
  • Proverbs 15:4: “The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”
  • Proverbs 16:24: “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
  • Matthew 12:36-37: “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
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Consider what the Bible has to say about using our words for good:

  • Ephesians 4:29: “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.”
  • Proverbs 15:1: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
  • Proverbs 16:24: “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
  • Proverbs 18:21: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
  • Colossians 4:6: “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”
  • James 1:19: “This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.”
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Word for Good:


NUMBERS 6:24-26

Today’s Verse of the Day:

The LORD bless you, and keep you [protect you, sustain you, and guard you]

Numbers 6:24 AMP

Let’s grab the full picture and expand to include verses 25 and 26 too.

‘The Lord bless you, and keep you [protect you, sustain you, and guard you]; The Lord make His face shine upon you [with favor], And be gracious to you [surrounding you with lovingkindness]; The Lord lift up His countenance (face) upon you [with divine approval], And give you peace [a tranquil heart and life].’’

Numbers 6:24-26

Therefore, let’s be the dads who speak life and ask God to bless and keep, protect, sustain, and guard our wives, kids, family, and friends. Additionally, let’s be the dads who ask God to shine His face upon them with favor and be gracious to them by surrounding them with lovingkindness. Moreover, let’s be the dads who ask God to lift His face upon them with divine approval and give them peace through tranquil hearts and lives.

How can we apply today’s verse of the day to help us be the dads our wives and kids need us to be? What can we take from it to help us use our language for good?

Applications of Numbers 24-26 to produce transformative words that will touch and help us to meet the needs of our wives, kids, and world for the glory of God:

  • Blessing and Protection (Numbers 6:24):
    • Application: Begin each day by praying for God’s blessings and protection over your wife and kids. Ask for His guidance and provision in all aspects of their lives.
  • Shining His Face with Favor (Numbers 6:25):
    • Application: Choose to interact with your family with kindness and favor. Show them grace and favor, reflecting God’s love in your words and actions.
  • Being Gracious with Lovingkindness (Numbers 6:25):
    • Application: Practice graciousness and lovingkindness in your communication. Be patient, understanding, and supportive, creating an atmosphere of love and acceptance in your home.
  • Lifting His Countenance with Divine Approval (Numbers 6:26):
    • Application: Be intentional about affirming and encouraging your family members. Acknowledge their strengths and accomplishments, providing a sense of divine approval and validation.
  • Granting Peace with Tranquil Hearts (Numbers 6:26):
    • Application: Foster an environment of peace in your home. Resolve conflicts with humility and seek to create a tranquil atmosphere where everyone feels safe and loved.
  • Praying Daily Blessings (Numbers 6:24-26):
    • Application: Make it a habit to pray these verses over your family daily. Speak these words of blessing and affirmation as a powerful practice to shape the atmosphere in your home.
  • Modeling God’s Love in Speech (Ephesians 4:29):
    • Application: Let your speech be filled with grace, edifying and uplifting those around you. Avoid negative or harmful words, and instead, use your language to build up your family members.
  • Choosing Gentleness over Anger (Proverbs 15:1):
    • Application: Respond to challenges with gentleness. A gentle answer turns away wrath, so strive to diffuse tension and conflict with calm and kind words.
  • Speaking Pleasant and Healing Words (Proverbs 16:24):
    • Application: Be intentional about using pleasant and healing words. Your words have the power to bring comfort and healing, so choose expressions that uplift and strengthen your family.
  • Being Slow to Speak and Quick to Listen (James 1:19):
    • Application: Practice active listening and be slow to speak. Take the time to understand your family members’ perspectives before responding, fostering effective communication and understanding.

We need to put God’s Word into practice and do good:

In summary, applying Numbers 6:24-26 involves incorporating these verses into your daily interactions, prayers, and overall demeanor. By intentionally using your words to bless, encourage, and create a positive atmosphere, you can contribute to the well-being and transformation of your family for the glory of God.

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