By Lydia Sellers>>>
In our own country, cities, neighborhoods, and homes, souls are famished for food. Spiritual skeletons walk around us every day, longing for substance. Consuming everything the media offers, none are satisfied. Like eating glass, the messages we digest from our culture don’t satisfy and cause internal bleeding.
However, we Christians have the power to not only meet the physical needs of the physically poor, but also the spiritual needs of the spiritually poor. Proverbs 10:21 says,
The lips of the righteous feed many.”
We shouldn’t take this lightly. Fighting world hunger means having a heart after God and speaking the health of the Word of God into hungry lives.
James 3:4 says, “Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.”
Later in verse 11, he says, “Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?” because righteous lips have to be consistent. It isn’t about saying the right things at the right times, but about dwelling in God’s presence, listening to His voice, and having character deeply rooted in your heart.
Notice Proverbs 10:21 doesn’t say, “The lips of those who appear to be righteous feed many.” Nope, you have to be righteous if you want to be part of the solution to world hunger.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
Your words count. Words matter and what you speak with your mouth could mean death or life to a hungry soul. I think the solution to world hunger is to speak righteously into the lives of the poor spirited. If you want to be proactive, start by telling your neighbor about the hope you have in Jesus.