Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional November 24th – Don’t Joke Around

(Use The Right Words For Communication)

TO THE BIBLE: Proverbs 26:18-19
“Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “I was only joking!””

Some people think it’s fashionable to use words like, “I’m afraid it’s going to rain,” “I’m sick and tired of this weather,” or “That joke just kills me.” You’ve got to watch such communication because your life will end up exactly as you say it! Your life is the character of your words.

If a man’s words are confusing, his life will be confusing as well. In the same vein, if your words are wholesome, your life will be wholesome: perfect, excellent, and inspiring!

Proverbs 15:4 says, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” Jesus also taught that what you say is what you get (Mark 11:23).

So you see, there’s a spiritual language for the Christian. That’s why, as a child of God, you ought to put the Word on your lips, because the supernatural life is based on your tongue. Your tongue rules your life.

The Apostle James likened the tongue to the rudder of a great ship, which the captain uses to direct the ship wherever he wants (James 3:4-5).

Watch what you say, for your confessions control your future. Proverbs 12:18 says, “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.” You can keep yourself in health, safety, prosperity, and victory with your words.

Talk faith, success, and increase! 1 Peter 3:10 says, “…He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.” Don’t joke with your words!

Go Deeper
Psalm 34:12-13; Proverbs 18:21

Dear Father, thank you for teaching me about the power of my words. Through your Word and by your Spirit, I’m training my tongue to speak only faith-filled words! I speak only life-giving words that are consistent with your will for my life, and I declare that my future is secure, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Peter 3, Jeremiah 52
John 14:10-21, 1 Chronicles 24

Today, get your dictionary out and deliberately increase your vocabulary of nice, polite and courteous words to say to yourself and about others.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.


Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.


At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.


Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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