Think About the Blood!
Beloved, when you are prone to, and opportunities will arise
To speak against your brothers and sisters in Christ,
I counsel you to think about the blood Jesus shed
Before you speak, think about the blood!
Before the cross Jesus asked,
Why do you behold the mote in another's eye?
Yet, you consider not the beam or plank in your own eye,
Think about the atoning blood!
After the cross, consider His blood and words,
In doing so, you will be honoring the blood
He shed for you and them,
Consider means, think about it prior to speaking
In speaking, that you are not releasing ill-will spoken words,
Yes I encourage you to be engaged in Selah moments, and
Pause to think about the blood before you form the words
It is His blood and righteousness that covers us all,
We really have no righteousness of our own,
That affords us the right to condemnation,
Or to take a seat and sit in the chair of scorn
His blood looked beyond our sins and faults, and
Considered our need for salvation, and to be reconciled to God
We are in Christ Jesus and we are a new creation,
The new features of this transformation are through His blood
Life and death are in our words, and death can never win,
Choose words of life as the blood always grants us life
Let us consider ourselves, lest we too be tempted,
Before you speak a condemning word consider first His shed blood
We didn't shed our blood for them Jesus Christ did,
Reflect to the suffering of Christ, and this revelation will restrain you,
I exhort you prior to speaking anything against
Your brother or sister in Christ to consider His precious blood.
****These are the stirrings going on within me, and His rod of correction, direction and protection sustain and restrain me.... Honor the blood of Jesus Christ by considering my choice of words. Speak life!
The Prayer of Jabez:
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. (KJV)