Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.Pro 18:21
"Life and Death"
"The Hands of Your Tongue"
"Power is in your Hands"
"I'm lovin' it"
"Shall eat" indicates that you will have no choice. Whether you want to or not, once those words come from your mouth, you will eat its fruit. If its fruit is life, you'll eat life. If its fruit is death, you'll eat death.
You shall eat whatever fruit you produce whether you think it's tasty or not.
When I was a kid, we were allowed one food item that we could choose. That item was our 'no-like'. We could change it every year, but whatever it was, we didn't have to ever eat it. Everything else, we had to eat.
If there was a food that wasn't our no-like, we had to eat it. If we didn't eat our peas at dinner, they were put in the refrigerator, and we were served them cold for breakfast.
It was the concept of "SHALL EAT".
This is exactly what the Word means when it says "...they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
I see people throwing out food that they put on their plates themselves.
YOU put it there. YOU eat it.
You can’t do that in the Spirit either.
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.Proverbs 18:20
There it says it again. Your belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of your mouth.
The word belly here is from an unused root meaning to be hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything: - belly, body, + as they be born, + within, womb.
Your being…that empty place, shall be satisfied, filled, with whatever you say.
Here's the Amplified version:
A man’s [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil]. Proverbs 18:20
"I'm sooo sick." "i'm sooo tired." "I'm sick and tired!" "I'm broke."
Dig in, baby! Your words, your food, you shall eat it.
If you want steak, potatoes and broccoli, but you keep getting chicken, pasta and corn, you should check what you are saying.
Also in Proverbs 18:20, the KJV says satisfied, meaning full. Because really, you won't be satisfied as in the sense of satisfaction. But it is saying that you will be full of that fruit when you eat it; and you shall eat it.
But when you're full, is there room for anything else? Nope.
Would you like to be full of death and have no room for life or be full of life with no room for death?
You MUST eat whatever your tongue puts on your plate ~ and you'll eat it until you're full.
That's us, what about others?
The word minister means to serve. We are supposed to serve grace by the words of our mouth.
Are we doing that in our conversation? Is our communication corrupt? dead?or living?
Do we know the difference between life and death?
Do we have the discipline to hold our tongue?
Remember the button I gave you?
What if I told you that by pressing that button, you would release earthquakes and tsunamis throughout the earth? Would you press it? Of course not, That would be death.
What if I told you that by pressing that button, you would release a million dollars into every household and reveal the cure for cancer. Would you press it? Absolutely! That would be life.
What if I told you that by pressing the button, one or the other of those things would happen, but that I wasn't sure which one. Would you press it? Probably not.
We know the difference between life and death, and we are responsible to choose whether to speak life or death. If we are not sure whether our words will produce life OR death, then it is best to say nothing at all.
Not only will our words feed ourselves, but we also serve others.