The Word: What is it and Why is it Important to Speak it?


Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Today we will be exploring the power that is resident in the word that we speak. Friends, words carry power. Words have the forces of life and death in them.

Words are identified in Greek as either Logos or Rhema. Logos is defined as saying, speech and account. Its root meaning has to do with a concept and an idea. Rhema has to do with the expression of an idea or concept in correct, intelligent and grammatical form of words and sentences.

Contrary to what some people believe, the primary purpose of the mouth is not for food but for creation through spoken word. The word is the divine tool by which we create like God; the mouth is the tool with which we present it accordingly. Simply said, we create with our mouth through the use of words that we speak, be it negative or positive. A good example of the power in the word is when you speak about food, you will observe that you create an appetite for food and your palate and taste buds begin immediately working.

Your mouth is the key to your success or failure. You choose the quality of your life by the words you speak with your mouth. The bible says that everything was created by the word, thereof everything can be destroyed by the word. Spoken word is the raw material of creation. There is nothing that exists that was not first spoken. The record of creation in Genesis 1 is evidence. God spoke creation into being. He created us in His image and after His likeness. Therefore we are to create like Him by speaking the right words.

For Further Study

Mark 11:23, Proverbs 6:2, Matthew 12:37.

Personal declaration for the day

I will be selective with what I feed my mind on. I will consciously expose myself to God’s word in music, in messages, in literatures and by the company that I keep.

Questions for you to reflect on

What are the main words in your vocabulary and where do you get them?

How often do you meditate and memorise scriptures?

How many Godly books have you bought for yourself this year?