Remember that song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”? Not the best lyrics, but it is trying to make the point that the man tries all these different things and can’t get any satisfaction out of them. This song represents a very sad way to live. Yet, God has made us to live our lives in ways that are more than just satisfying; our lives were to be fulfilling. Jesus came that we might have an abundant life. One of the ways that God teaches in His Word to get satisfaction is through the words we speak and share with others. Read Proverbs 12:14.
A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him.
Many times we don’t really realize how important our words are. We carelessly speak words, thinking it doesn’t really matter. We say to ourselves, “What does it matter what I said. They will forget what I said anyways.” However, in reality, once you have said something you can’t take it back. You can try to apologize or delete that post from Facebook, but if someone has seen or heard your words you cannot erase them from their minds. Rash, foolish or angry words will end up bringing us bad things. We will get no satisfaction out of them. Good, kind, helpful, loving, wise words will reap all kinds of benefits. We will gain satisfaction from them. Basically this is the concept of “reaping what you sowing”. What an encouragement to know that God will bless us for the good words we use. If you plant good seed, you will get good plants. So think of your words seeds and maybe you will see great rewards grow out of them.