24 Pilate saw that he wasn’t getting anywhere and that a riot was developing. So he sent for a bowl of water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. The responsibility is yours!
25 And all the people yelled back, “We will take responsibility for his death—we and our children!
Today’s Inspiration: Make God’s word the standard for your life. Think before we speak. There are times when we want to make a quick fix solution to achieve our goal rashly. Rebecca in Genesis 27:12-13 pronounced a curse on herself in her scheme with Jacob to deceive Isaac, inviting the spirit of death and suffered premature death as a consequence. The Jewish people pronounced self imposed curses on themselves in their zeal to crucify Jesus not realising the consequences that follow. Today the succeeding generations suffer. Matthew 27:24-25.
How important it is to think through before we speak or we would cause our succeeding generations to suffer the consequences. If we have done self imposed curses, it is time to revoke it. Curses done by ourselves, we have authority to repent and revoke them so that it will not be a generational iniquity.
Our words determine our destiny. What we say remains part of us. This is why James reminded us not to be quick to speak in James 1:19. Words spoken are difficult to redeem. Words of the flesh does not bear fruit. On the contrary, it inflicts hurt on other party based on perception that is not real and inflicts self through guilt. Guilt is a baggage that is difficult to be rid of as it is Satan’s great tool. This is why the Bible tells us to crucify flesh and be led by the spirit in all our behavior and attitudes. As a new creation, the old habits must pass away. 2 Corinthians 5:17. If Jesus lives in us He must be bigger than us inside of us, and if He is bigger inside of us than ourselves, we only speak word of edification, encouragement and comfort that is pleasing not only to our soul but that of others that bring health and nourishment to our bones. Keep telling yourself and each other you are blessed at work and in Divine health.
Be thankful for what He has done for you. Thank God for everything He has done for us. Thank God for every blessing and your family. Keep your mind, heart and mouth full of gratitude. 1 Thessalonians 5:18-19 thank God for every circumstance even the trial for this is the will of God in Christ. Don’t quench the spirit or you keep the Holy Spirit working in your life. Speak the right word and don’t talk too much but speak only God’s word that God wants you to utter. Proverbs 15:3-4. Life will be far more meaningful in an encouraging world. May you be blessed beyond measure as you pronounce blessing to each other. Ge 22:17 with blessing I shall bless you with multiplication I shall multiply you. God be praised.