Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 17, 2014

Power of Words

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:12 am

Proverbs: 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Genesis: 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Words have great power. They can create, build up or destroy. God created the entire universe with His spoken Word. We tend to use words frivolously. They just spill out of our mouth. We seldom think of their power. We seldom think of the good or the destruction they can do. Many times words we’ve carelessly spoken have harmed someone’s spirit. We even tend to be flippant with our words to God. We mess up and quickly mouth off, “Sorry, God.” Then we continue on our merry way. Doesn’t sound like much of a sorry. We need to pay much more attention to the words that come from our mouths, the power they have to build up another or tear another down. Our question is are we really paying attention to what we say and is what we say in line with the Spirit of the love of God? Let our words be “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” (Proverbs: 16:24.)

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