The Consequences of Unbelief

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Devotional

UNBELIEF PERPETUATES DOUBT AND FEAR IN OTHERS


As the Lord God had promised Abraham in Genesis chapter 15, He delivered the nation of Israel from the 430-year bondage of the Egyptians by a series of miracles and mighty demonstrations of His power. Along their journey to Canaan, the land of promise, Moses was instructed by God to send twelve spies, one leader from each of the tribes, to scout out the area and bring back a report. When the scouts returned, ten of the twelve gave a negative report because they feared the people that dwelled in the land (Numbers 13:25-33).


The scouts report created doubt and fear among the people (Numbers 14:1-4). As believers in Christ, we must always be aware of the power of our words. What comes forth from us will sow either life or death, faith or fear, in the hearts of the people to whom we speak. To create disciples and to increase the faith of others, we are responsible for ensuring our words minister grace to the hearers. “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers (Ephesians 4:29 KJV).”


QUESTION: Do I always consider my words before I speak into the life of others?


PRAYER: Dear Lord, please create an awareness in me to speak words that will build up and increase the faith of others.