As I as I was doing my radio broadcast today, I heard myself say these words, (the broadcast was on divine healing, Prov. 4:20-22), “you go to the doctor and you may receive a sentence of death”. For example, “you have such and such and only have so many months to live”.
I stopped a little later and thought about that word, ‘sentence’. I looked up the definition of it.
I have written several ‘sentences’ already.
A sentence can be a string of words put together to express an opinion, make a statement, express a fact, or ask a question.
Another definition is to pass a judgment, to cause to suffer something, to condemn, damn, doom, to sentence to death or a jail term.
In the above example of a sentence from a doctor, a sentence of words has become a sentence of death.
I thought about the ‘sentences’ that we all say every day.
What is the result of them?
Are we ‘sentencing ourselves to death’ or ‘sentencing ourselves to life’ by our sentences.
A little play on a simple word to provoke some deep thought!
That is my intent: to get you thinking at the level of ‘deeper waters’!
Jesus said: “by your words you shall be justified and by your words you shall be condemned”, Mt. 12:37.
From some other versions:
“innocent/guilty”, (God’s Word)
“righteous/unrighteous”, (Young’s Literal)
I would like to add:
in lack/having provision
Prov. 18:20: “From the fruit of his lips a man’s belly shall be filled, and the offspring of his lips shall fill him”.