Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
— Proverbs 18:21 (AMPC)
If we ride to work with somebody and gossip about our boss and talk about how we hate our job and what a stupid place it is, we will have a bad day. The Bible says, A man’s [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil] (Proverbs 18:20 AMPC).
Clearly, we will have to eat our words, so we need to talk about the right things to be happy. If we murmur and gossip, we will eat the fruit of death. But if we speak life, we will eat the fruit of the Spirit (see Matthew 12:37). Choose to eat good fruit today.
Prayer of the Day: Lord, thank You for Your forgiveness and help me to quickly forgive others, just as You forgive me, amen.