Ecclesiastes 8:4 NKJV

Where the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say to him, “What are you doing?”

Solomon notes that a king speaks with authority and his words are carried out. Once a person knows that a command has come from the king he takes it seriously and moves to obey to avoid serious unpleasant consequences. If it is a decree – stating that things are going to be a certain way, all subjects expect to see whatever the king decreed established. In the case of Daniel (recorded in Daniel 6), the king’s subjects reminded him of the responsibility that the king had to see to it that his decrees were carried out even when it hurt him. Considering how powerful a king’s words are, we should exercise great control over our mouths. Solomon said in Proverbs 18:21 that life and death are in the power of our tongues. The King of kings may decrease the level of power in our mouths sometimes out of His mercy. If our word power had not been managed we could have wrought serious destruction in our own lives as well as the lives of those around us. However, the more we understand who we really are and become responsible with what has been entrusted to us, the more power will be unleashed when we speak. We will speak from our kingship and not just as common men.

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