The Power of Words

Ephesians 4:15   …but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things unto Him who is the head – Christ… 

God gave us language to be able to communicate – to allow us to talk, express ideas and opinions, provide information, and share our hearts.  Some people choose to communicate in hurtful ways, saying words which cause pain.  We, as believers however, are to communicate differently.  Paul wrote that our words should always be truthful and spoken in love.  Think about how many times a day we speak.  What if every word had to be passed through a filter of truthfulness, love, and edification?  Would we have any words left?  It would be good if we would think before speaking.  Words are powerful and, as such, need to be used carefully.

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3 thoughts on “The Power of Words

  1. madame says:

    that’s so true!
    Who can tame the tongue? (James 1 and3)

    That saying “sticks and stones will break my bones but hard words will never harm me” (or something similar) is so not true…

  2. Sandy says:

    Yes, Ruth, I agree. Words hurt and they can scar us deeply.

  3. RichardD says:

    I own a book by Paul David Tripp (Ted Tripp’s brother) called War of Words that discusses this very issue. I am convicted by your post and think maybe it is time for me to crack that book and give it a read.

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