express love—especially in your words
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body
James 3:2

Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Sunday 11th July 2021

The verse above tells us about Christian
perfection or maturity in Christ and how to
measure it. He says, “If any man offend not in word,
the same is a perfect man….” Jesus said, “For by thy
words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:37). He put the
premium on words.
In other words, whether you go to heaven or you
go to hell would depend on the words you speak. Your
life came by words, and so, it’ll always be dependent
on words. Some people don’t understand this, so they
speak carelessly, using profane and derogatory words,
especially when they’re angry or unhappy.
Don’t pride yourself in your ability to subdue
others with ugly words that damage their self-esteem.
It may be someone who’s confided in you about
something, but now there’s an issue don’t see it as an
opportunity to “expose” him or her. Think about the
the ministry of the Holy Spirit in your life: even though
He knows everything about you, He never accuses or
denigrates you before anyone. He loves and protects
you always.
Jesus is that way too. He knew all men and knew
everything about everybody, but He related to them
in love. Even as He ministered to some of those who
rejected His message, He said, “I judge you not”
(John 12:47). How gracious He is! That’s the example
He gives us to follow. If He never accuses you, if He
doesn’t condemn you, if He doesn’t berate you with
disparaging words, why do you think it would be
proper to do that to your brothers and sisters? Express
love only, especially in your words.


I give vent only to gracious and love-filled words I continually fill my heart with the Word of God, and out of that abundance, I speak, expressing His love in words, edifying and impacting my hearers with His divine presence, power and glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Studies

Colossians 4 6
6 - Let your speech be always with grace, having been seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Ephesians 4 2
2 - with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,
Ephesians 4 29
29 - Let not any filthy word go out of your mouth, but if any is good to building up in respect of need, that it may give grace to the ones hearing.
Luke 6 45
45 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth the good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth the evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

Acts 21 1-16,Job 25 1,Job 28 1

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Luke 8 11-18,Joshua 7 1


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