God has built you up in His love. You can build up others with your words.

God has built you up in His love. You can build up others with your words.

“But I would strengthen [amats] you with my mouth, and the comfort of my lips would relieve your grief.” (Job 16:5)

“We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification.” (2Cor 12:19)

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” (Eph 4:29)

“speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ” (Eph 4:15)

“But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.” (1Cor 14:3)

“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Col 4:6)

“speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Eph 5:19)

“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1Cor 2:4)

“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches” (1Cor 2:13)

“Therefore comfort one another with these words.” (1Thes 4:18)

“you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.” (1Tim 4:6)

“Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.” (2Tim 1:13)

“But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine” (Tit 2:1)

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory” (1Cor 2:7)

“yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.” (1Cor 14:19)

“to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3)

“Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.” (Acts 13:43)

“Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace” (Acts 14:3)

“If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness” (1Tim 6:3)

“The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” (Jn 6:63)

“Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen [amats] your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!” (Ps 27:14)

“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen [amats] your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.” (Ps 31:24)

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (Prov 16:24)

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” (Prov 25:11)

Reading: Job 16-18; Acts 17