A few weeks ago, I wrote an article talking about how you are a friend of Jesus or Satan, and this is determined by the decisions you make and the things you do. Following that thought, we also have to consider the language we use. God and the enemy fundamentally speak very different languages.
“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44, NIV)
“…which God, who does not lie…” (Titus 1:2, NIV) “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life…’” (John 14:6, NIV)
The language of truth God speaks and the native language the enemy speaks will never change. The primary difference may simply be a word of “love” which can truly bring forth love, peace, and joy, or an empty word the enemy uses to manipulate those who have bitterness, disappointment, and painful memories...
Furthermore, when we see the result of these two different types of speech we will see the following…
The person who speaks truth will bring love, peace, joy, freedom, encouragement, justice, and purity to the soul… (Ephesians 4:15, Zechariahs 8:16, 1 Corinthians 13:6, John 8:32, Ephesians 4:29, Ephesians 4:25, Psalms 19:7-9)
The person who lies carries out schemes of unforgiveness, accusations, betrayal, sin, the temptation of sin, murder, deception, and poison to the soul… (2 Corinthian 2:5-11, Job 1:6-12, Luke 22:1-6, Genesis 3:1-5, 1 Peter 5:8-9, Zechariahs 3:1-2, Acts 5:3)
My dear friends, God cares! He cares about the language you use because it defines who you are and who you stand with. Let me close with the Word of God:
“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (Colossians 4:6, ESV)
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37, ESV)
“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” (Proverbs 13:3, ESV)