The lips – a preservative!
The word, ‘preserve’ means to keep in its original state, or to keep safe from harm. Salt is a good example of a preservative. Salt preserves for it has preservative properties. The reason why smoked fish is normally salty is because salt has been used to preserve it. This is to prevent the fish from decaying; in other words salt helps to maintain the quality of the fish.
Yes we are preserved in Christ Jesus, however the bible clearly informs us of something else that will preserve us in addition to our great privileges in Christ Jesus. Proverbs 14:3 (b) states that ‘the lips of the wise shall preserve them’.
Have you been taking advantage of this golden weapon to preserve your life? To keep it in the original state that God intended it to be?
Proverbs 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Just as salt has preservative properties, so does your mouth with the power of your words.
Begin to take advantage of your lips and declare regularly what God and His word say about you.
I recommend that you regularly declare: Divine health, Divine direction, and Divine protection in accordance to Gods Word over your life.
This will help you maintain the quality of life available to you in Christ Jesus.