What Did You Say?
Mark 5: 35: “While he was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogues house who said, “your daughter is dead; why trouble the teacher any further? ”
Note here the negative words of those from Jairus’ house. They thought they were simply delivering a message. Instead, they were speaking words of discouragement and unbelief. We can speak words of life or defeat in our own homes. Our marriages, the attitudes of our children, joy, their mental health can be affected by our words. Either victory or defeat is constantly flowing from our lips into our own and other people’s lives. Words spoken positively or negatively are powerful things.
As soon as the negative words came out of the mouths of those who filled the house all was hopelessness – Jesus said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid, only believe!” Words can flow out of our mouth like life-giving spring rain or with the destruction of a mindless hurricane.
Jesus only wanted those around him who talked and believed in like manner as himself. Was anyone offended? Without a doubt! [Mark 5: 38]
Though Jesus stood alone in faith, his focus on God enabled him to overcome the negative report of the majority. Sometimes in your confession of faith you are going to stand alone. You have the power to speak about life in your marriage. “I speak peace into my house. I speak love into the hearts of my children. May they have the mind of Christ in everything they do.” There is power in your words of faith.
The Lord not only saves our souls, but he also saves our minds, bodies, and spirits. He keeps us from self-destruction. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight oh Lord my strength and my redeemer.” “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delights in his way.” Let the words that flow out of your mouth agree with God’s word. If you have his word abiding within you, no weapon, no words, formed against you will prosper.
Dr. Robert Bryant