The Power of the Spoken Word

The power of words is echoed throughout the Bible.  James wrote, “Do not speak against one another.” (James 4:11a)  Jesus said, “Every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for.” (Matthew 12:36)  The warning is that words can be used for tearing down the body of Christ.

On the other hand, words can be used for good.  Proverbs 16:24 teaches, “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”  So, our words can nourish and heal others.

Try to build-up others by using words like “good job” and “thank you” and “I love you.”

May your day be filled with unexpected joys.

Pastor Gene

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