Posts tagged with ‘The Power of Words’

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9/22/20 GOSSIP ENDS AT A WISE PERSON’S EARS

by Barry Lovett

“In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” Proverbs 10:19. The Bible frequently challenges us about the ways we use words. Gossip can travel far and wide, and it often does great harm along the way. Instead of passing along gossip we would do better to […]

6/23/20 WE WILL BE JUDGED FOR EVERY CARELESS WORD

by Barry Lovett

“Let your words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2. The Holy Spirit often moved Biblical writers to convey the most significant eternal truths in just a few words. The account of creation in Genesis, for instance, contains about 400 words, and only about 300 words were needed to express the Ten Commandments. Have you noticed the concise […]

6/16/20 ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

by Barry Lovett

“For every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it.” Matthew 12:36. What we say and do when our guard is down reveals our character and affects our witness for Christ.  Jesus said that God notes even words we may think are of little importance. Lord help us not to be caught off […]

4/17/20 GENTLE WORDS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN ANGRY WORDS

by Barry Lovett

“A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is?” Proverbs 15:23. Words are like powerful instruments for good or for ill.  We can use words in destructive ways, or we can use words to build and encourage.  In a world where words are often wielded […]

3/5/20 AVOID HARD WORDS THAT STIR UP ANGER

by Barry Lovett

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1. Most of us have been in situation when we lost control and said things we regretted.  To make matters worse, our loud and inflammatory words evoked an angry response from the one with whom we argued.  And, in spite of our good […]