With the fruit of a person’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied;

He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,

And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 18:20-21

You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7).

In our daily lives, that principle almost seems petty. “People tend to get what they deserve” we think. It’s something like karma, fate coming back to balance out the flow of the world.

In our Spiritual practice, we have to hold the idea a little more firmly than that. We must produce good so that we can gain good in return, avoiding bad for the same reason. There is no middle ground.

Regarding our words, that means speaking good and wholesome things so that we can gain the benefits of that practice. Speaking that which is unwholesome will bring about death, the scripture says, but we can create good things for ourselves, with God’s blessing, by speaking in a healing, kind, and meaningful way.

We eat the fruit of our words; feed yourself well.

Ethan Kirl