Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words may never hurt me. This is such a lie! Do you remember saying this as a child? I do! And even then I didn’t understand what it meant. You see words hurt much more deeper than sticks or stones. Words can never be reversed after they are spoken. Today was a rough day for me. I heard something today about my husband that cut me to the core. Why people do not think before they speak is beyond me. Just because you have an opinion doesn’t mean you need to share it with everyone you know.
The word says from
Proverbs 3:3– 3 Be careful what you say and protect your life. A careless talker destroys himself.
Proverbs 3:5- 5 Honest people hate lies, but the words of wicked people are shameful and disgraceful.
This is indeed true, we must be very careful what we say and to who, it can deeply hurt someone. Please let me clue some of you in to this, your pastor and his family have feelings, we hurt, cry and laugh, we even bleed. We are not immune to hateful speech, just because we serve an righteous God, and try to love everyone, some of you make it hard! Just be cautious of what you say.
In another instance before we speak we need to find out all the facts. Again just because you feel one way doesn’t give you the right to lash out and hurt someone. Word are very powerful, God said in
Matt. 17:20– He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
this is how powerful our words are e can move mountains! And we can tear them down.
Psm 34:17–Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Please lets remember our words can either uplift and encourage or they can tear down and destroy. Words are powerful, they come from the heart. Make yours and mine show love, grace and forgiveness.