We have seen many events, which have left us confused and disappointed; for example, the development of diseases, accidents, the consequences of stray bullets, destruction and death, etc. We expect to see the good but see evil. We expect peace, but have to go to war. We expect life, but are faced with death. When these happen, it is normal for a person to blame a lot of things or people and, in many cases, even God is held responsible.
The Lord Jesus said, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).
Many are condemned to the misfortunes of this life, simply because of their own words. These words are often against someone who is under God’s favour. Therefore, it is truly impossible to expect goodness, peace and life.
God promised Abraham (His friend) that He would be in his favour: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you…” (Genesis 12: 3).
It’s no use not doing things, which are against God, if you speak against those who are in His favour – His friends. Those who are friends of God obey His Word. “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” (John 15: 14)
It’s one thing to have the devil as an enemy, but it’s another to have the Lord as your enemy, because of words you have uttered against someone who is His friend. “But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.” (Exodus 23: 22)
It is better to think and think again before speaking against someone. Imagine what it would be like, if that person is God’s friend.