The Power of Speech

By   •   March 11


You have a tongue and a voice. These instruments of speech can be used destructively or employed constructively. You can use your tongue to slander, to gripe, to scold, to nag, and to quarrel; or you can bring it under the control of God’s Spirit and make it an instrument of blessing and praise. The 20th-century version of James 3:3 says, “When we put bits into the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we control the rest of their bodies also.” Just so, when we submit to the claims of Christ upon our lives, our untamed natures are brought under His control. We become meek, tamed, and “fit for the Master’s service.”

Prayer for the day

I would be under Your control, Lord Jesus
Christ. Take away the pride that keeps me from complete submission.

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  1. nicholas kingori says:

    very important….

  2. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you very much Mr. Billy Graham. Do you know, God saw in me a difficulty to controll my speach sometimes. He let me sit in almost silence with few people to talk with. And I thank Him for that today.I am a better person and have a more intimite relationship with JESUS, my LORD.

  3. Mary L BELL says:

    I am always looking for spiritual guidance and support. Almost every day I hear the word, it is spent on exactly what I needed to know so I can share it with someone else.

  4. Harolyn H Ioane says:

    Amen. Thank you Jesus for today devotion. I ask in a request email devotion on daily basis. Thank you.

  5. Evang Daughter says:


  6. Ijeoma Chijioke says:

    Awesome article, reminding me l still need to completely give up self, to be like Jesus

  7. charles says:

    Great message

  8. Racheal says:

    God help me use my tongue to bring you praise

  9. Billy Wise says:

    Greatest Evangelistic Ministry of all time !! Love & Blessings !!