Character #17

The mouth is a crucial part of the human body. Bible says he who controls his tongue controls his whole body. There are people who’s words really hurt, others speak words that pierce the soul, others speak without thinking when angry and yet there are people whose words bring life, words that calms the troubled breast. What kind of words proceed from your mouth?

a8b33-freedom2bof2bspeechThe virtuous woman seasons her mouth with milk and honey so the words that come out of her mouth is wisdom and kindness. The 17th characteristic of the virtuous woman is that SHE ALWAYS SPEAKS WITH WISDOM . Proverbs 31:26 puts it this way “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness”.

A classical demonstration of this character was evidently seen in Abigail the wife of Nabal. Her words and acts saved her household from doom (1 Samuel 25:1-36). Hear what David testified of Abigail “blessed is your advice and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand” (1 Samuel 25:33).


But like I have always said, you cannot give what you don’t have. It is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. The virtuous woman speaks with wisdom and kindness because she feeds on wisdom and kindness from the Bible, good books and godly sources.

May your words bring warmth to the heart, hope to the hopeless and wisdom to the simple.

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Characteristics of a virtuous woman 

At first they said women should stay home, men will work to cater for the home. Then women decided to work to support the financial needs of the home. Great idea! But over time it seems some women have grown to love working for income so much that some have overlooked their primary role. 

Let me announce to you that the success of a wife or a mother is measured first from the SUCCESS OF HER HOME.  Get ready to work on your mindset my lady and let the young men learn how to discover a virtuous wife. 



On the Day I Die


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flowers copyOn the die I day a lot will happen.

A lot will change.

The world will be busy.

On the day I die, all the important appointments I made will be left unattended.

The many plans I had yet to complete will remain forever undone.

The calendar that ruled so many of my days will now be irrelevant to me.

All the material things I so chased and guarded and treasured will be left in the hands of others to care for or to discard.

The words of my critics which so burdened me will cease to sting or capture anymore. They will be unable to touch me.

The arguments I believed I’d won here will not serve me or bring me any satisfaction or solace.   

All my noisy incoming notifications and texts and calls will go unanswered. Their great urgency will be quieted.

My many nagging regrets will all be resigned to the past, where they should have always…

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(John 1:1-18)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. 
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'” 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
In the days of old, and even in this present day and age, the most popular and commonest mode of communication is by word of mouth. And so, God spoke to our fathers (Abraham, Jacob, Noah, Moses, etc.,) by the word coming out of His mouth. But at a point later, today, God has made the word become flesh to dwell among men – us. As the ubiquitous saying goes “action speaks louder than words”, God has made Christ the form of communication to His creation, to prove His love.   

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I recently posted a telephone conversation I had with a confused friend of mine, and this post is just to unmask his confusion. In case you have not read the conversation, it was titled “DID JESUS DIE?” Read it and let’s get his problem addressed once and for all. His major problem is with this utterance of Jesus in the book of Matthew 12:40, “For as Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days so will the son of man also be in the heart of the earth for three days.”

To start with, the whole body of Jonah was under the sea for 3 days while Jesus’s body was never put under the earth but rather in a tomb – above the earth. So then and there lies no relationship between the two. Whenever a typology is given in the Bible, it does not necessarily mean that the two would be the same, but rather the latter incidence being the original that the quondam explains.

There are many verses in the Bible confirming that Jesus really died. An example is John 19:31-37. At this point, I would like to ask, “Who determines that someone is dead?” Is it not the doctors, or even ordinary people who are not doctors can also tell? In those days, it was the soldiers who confirmed death when someone was crucified. When it was 6pm and death was not confirmed of a crucified person, their leg bones were broken so they would not be able to raise themselves up to breath and they consequently would die. The Bible says that they broke the leg bones of the two people who were crucified with Christ, but when they got to Christ, He was already dead. They pierced His side to confirm His death, and truly water and blood came out. The soldiers confirmed His death. And this fulfilled scripture that none of His bones will be broken. So at this point, I want to, with confidence, tell you that Jesus really died.

Since He was buried in a tomb, when did He enter the heart of the earth? Whoever dies on earth goes to hades – the world of the dead: the heart of the earth. It is not the body of a man that enters hades but the soul of a dead man. This is where Jesus spent the three days, just as Jonah also did in the belly of the fish. He also could only enter there by death, since this is a principle. So if you believe this comparison in Matthew 12:40, then believe that it was not the whole body of Jesus that entered the earth but rather His soul. There, He preached the gospel to those there, made a public spectacle of the devil and took from the devil the keys of death and hades. On the third day, the new man formed, which is the soul of man(Jesus) and the Spirit of God made one, entered the body in the tomb with so much power and alas! Resurrection. For if Jesus had not risen from the dead, we Christians would have been, of all men, the most pitiable. Glory be to God that He rose again. This is why we claim Him the Christ, simply, the Messiah of the world.

When He resurrected, He was seen by many. The resurrected body of Christ could not be limited by any laws of this world – passing through walls, appearing and disappearing, overcoming gravity, etc. Christ ascended into Heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father.

If you would testify, everything spoken before His life began, were all fulfilled to the latter, not even one was left out. It is this Christ who calls out to all, to come, believe in Him, and be saved. (Mark 16:15-17) “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.” This is the only method to salvation, I know, but very difficult for some to believe. Why? Because He has chosen the foolishness of this world (the gospel) to confound the wise. Take heed.

Jesus Christ was born, Jesus Christ died, and Jesus Christ has risen, HALELLUAH!