Living on Purpose: Words can be forgiven but not forgotten

Billy Holland

We will never rise above or go beyond what we believe and what we speak. It's a spiritual revelation to comprehend that words have power, and where there is privilege there is also responsibility. I realize that we have much to pray about, but this request is crucial if we are to live a holy life of integrity and respect. "Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips" (Psalm 141:3).

Since what we say is what we think, it would be wise to monitor what we listen to and what we speak. Communication not only shapes our views while influencing our thoughts and behavior, but words also expose who we really are. We can learn a great deal about a person when we hear them talk.