Fruit of Our Lips

by | Jun 7, 2018

Fruit of Our Lips I Daily Walk Devotion

Where I live they grow the most amazing strawberries. I can pretty much guarantee that these berries are bigger than anything you see in the store. Some of them become so big they fill up most of your palm. The best thing is stopping by one of the roadside shacks and purchasing a flat of them and then turning them into strawberry shortcake. One of the themes of the Bible is fruitfulness. We are to live fruitful lives. Did you know there is such a thing as the fruit of our lips? When we worship the Lord, it is a sacrifice of praise.

Hebrews 13:15-16

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Cultivate It

The best thing we can do with our words is to offer praise to God. The writer of Hebrews calls it the fruit of our lips. It is the most pleasing sacrifice we can give to the Lord. Offering up prayers, singing adoration, and whispering worship directed towards Jesus has incredible power in our lives. This is something we need to cultivate in our heart. Just as fruit goes through a planting and growing season we need to sow seeds of praise so we can harvest the fruit.

Jesus is Worthy

Hebrews calls it a sacrifice of praise. Psalms calls it reverential awe. Worship is a powerful and necessary act for each Christian. We must give worth to the one who is worthy. If a Christian is to cultivate one thing it should be a life of worship. It is how we minister unto the Lord.

Fruit of Our Lips

There is power in the spoken word. With the fruit of our lips, we should acknowledge the name of Jesus. Jesus said, “if you acknowledge me I will acknowledge you before my father if you deny me I will deny you before him.” Praising Jesus is more than using our words, it reflects our heart. Out of the mouth, the heart speaks. When we sing the praises of the Lord, it is a reflection of our heart.