Have you ever thought about the power words? Words can built up or words can tear down. Words can help or hinder and words can heal or hurt. The power of the spoken word is mighty and lasting. We as human beings have quite a responsibility in the way we use our words.
In the New Testament, James 3 talks about “taming the tongue” and discusses the difficulty in doing so. Most people would probably agree that saying the right thing all the time is just about impossible. But with the Lord’s help we can improve our efforts to use our words to build up, to help and to heal those that have been hurt.
It is encouraging to know that God can use our words to help others.
Rev. Nickles talked today about another kind of word — the Bible, God’s Holy Word. God’s Word is mighty and powerful! At the mention of Jesus name, Satan flees. God’s Word can bring peace where there has been conflict, hope where there has been disappointment, joy where there has been sadness and courage where there has been fear. God’s Word is the strongest weapon that Christians have to stand against evil. It gives us authority and power over the devil. Ephesians 6:10-20 tells us to put on the whole armor of God. This includes being grounded in His Word.
It is not only encouraging to know God’s word, but it is the best news to know that we can boldly proclaim it in the name of Jesus!