Posts tagged with ‘The Power of Words’

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12/5/16 WHEN SOMEONE IS GRIEVING – LISTEN, DON’T LECTURE

by Barry Lovett
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“To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend.” Job 6:14. In the Bible we are told that during Job’s time of grieving, his three friends came to mourn with him and to comfort him.  For the first 7 days they sat and wept with him because he was in deep sorrow […]

12/1/16 GENTLE WORDS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN ANGRY WORDS

by Barry Lovett
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“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 […]

11/15/16 WHEN WE LIE, WE SPEAK THE DEVIL’S LANGUAGE

by Barry Lovett
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“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight.” Proverbs 12:22. When we tell a lie, we speak the devil’s language.  The Lord Jesus said that Satan, “does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaks from […]

11/10/16 A SHARP TONGUE CAN DULL A CHRISTIAN’S WITNESS

by Barry Lovett
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“If anyone among you …does not bridle his tongue…this one’s religion is useless.” James 1:26. In the New Testament James said that even though a person may claim to be religious, if his religion doesn’t change his life it is worthless.  Specifically, if he doesn’t control his tongue, his religion is useless. God doesn’t measure […]

10/20/16 IF YOU ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH, YOU’LL NEVER BE TRAPPED BY A LIE

by Barry Lovett
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“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight.” Proverbs 12:22. The saying, Honesty is the best policy is quickly becoming obsolete. Two surveys taken may indicate that a growing number of people are not living by this policy. One poll found that only 56% of Americans teach […]