So many words…
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. LIE. From the enemy. And we started hearing it and believing it when we were children…
Yet God’s Word tells us differently.
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
And the words that will supposedly never hurt me – what does God say about those?
14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15 to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” 16 These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. Jude 14-16 (NIV)
Lord, Your Word is true and it rings deep in my soul as conviction shakes me to the core. How easily I forget anything that displeases You is evil. Pure and simple. Evil.
May I go back to the gracious words like a honeycomb? They’re sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. Proverbs 18:21
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word and the Word is heard about Christ. Amen Father! Build our faith with Your Holy Word – Jesus.
No sticks and stones here…except the 2 pieces of wood that built a bridge from Earth to Heaven when Jesus hung on them and died for me. And you too.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Mark 13:31
Oh Father, how comforting. I praise Your Holy Name and say a heart-felt thank You.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Yes Lord and Amen. May my words be pleasing to You, Lord Jesus, my Rock and Redeemer. Bless You.
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