The Power of Words
Continuing our “Breaking Free” series, this morning we will be discussing how we can break free from gossip! We all have been guilty of talking about others behind their backs. While there may be a few good and legitimate reasons for some of these conversations, most of the time they accomplish nothing and can be quite harmful. The Bible warns us to watch our words because of their power!
What Our Words Can Do…
Our words can determine death and life. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21).
Death and life of the spirit (self worth)
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones (Proverbs 16:24).
Death and life of the Eternal spirit (soul)
Be kind and compassionate to one another… (Ephesians 4:32).
Death: With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge, the righteous escape (Proverbs 11:9).
Life: The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment (Proverbs 10:21).
Our words can determine our own death and life. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21).
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned (Matthew 12:36-37).