The Treasure of Our Words

The Treasure of Our Words

Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. Malachi 3:16

I have been thinking much about spoken words lately. I have spoken hasty and harsh words I cannot unsay, and I have had encouraging words spoken to me that filled my heart with valor and faith. The power of words is a mighty force both to destroy and to build.

To consider that our Lord listens to our words adds a breathtaking dimension to their importance. And to understand that He not only listens, but responds, keeping, treasuring those words, is almost unfathomable. Our words matter that much to God.

In the verse that follows Malachi 3:16, it is written, “They will be Mine,” says the Lord Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession.” (v.17a)

God treasures us, and He treasures our words. Do we regard Him enough, meditating upon His great name, to speak to each other words of faith, of commitment, of honor, of love? Are my words today worthy to be written in a book of remembrance for my Lord?

Lord, may I treasure You today, speaking words that are worthy of Your listening. Words that make me Yours.


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Danetta Kellar About Danetta Kellar

Danetta Kellar is a writer and speaker. Her interesting life has taken her around the globe, where she has had the privilege to witness firsthand the transformation of women from all walks of life and culture as they exchange lies for the Truth found in Christ. Her writing flows out of this rich experience and her own continual search for treasures in life’s darkness. Connect with Danetta online on her blog, Facebook, or Twitter.


  1. Thanks for this reminder. Yes, may our words be worthy. Even the everyday ones spoken without thought.


  2. Thank you Lisa Betz for joining me in this pursuit. I think our everyday words are probably the most telling of our heart habits.


  3. Thank you Danetta for this. My mother always said you never know where someone is emotionally, and you words could help them or harm them so watch what you say. Beautiful piece.


  4. Janet K Brown (@janetkbrowntx) says:

    I guess authors are naturally word people. Thanks for the post to remind us that, so is God.


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