The Power of Words
It is the power of words that we do not understand fully. If we truly knew the power of words would we choose our more wisely? I’m not just preaching to the choir because I’m just as guilty. Whether I’m speaking or writing it is my words which other hear and read. Sometimes I say things which cut to the core of family and friends alike. I’m quick to anger and just as quick to speak out without thinking. It is the actions of my heart, my words and my deeds which I must give an accounting to God Almighty. We are told in the bible that, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” – Hebrews 9:27
In the beginning God created using words. These are living words that created light out of darkness as we see here, “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” – Genesis 1:3
In the world today we have many who are called to do God’s work – healing the sick; feeding those who are hungry; visiting those who are in prison; giving home to the homeless. We are to be the hands and feet of God here on earth, our very being should point others to the one who created us.
Matthew 5: 13-16
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
How we conduct ourselves will either honor or dishonor our creator God and we must ask daily for the help and guidance to be a positive light in the darkness that around us. What we have deep within us will under pressure come to the surface through our tongue, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 18:21
Man was made in the likeness and image of God, with a body and a soul that never dies. Sometimes we tend to crawl off into a corner somewhere and sulk because someone said or did something that hurt our feelings, but God did not create us to be an island unto ourselves.
We were made with a unique communication device, our brain which is capable of unfathomable methods to communicate with others. One of those ways is with our tongue, while today we communicate with written words to transmit our feelings for others to read, yet we forget that there are consequences. “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” – Luke 8:17
In today’s political climate it’s so easy to get caught up in the comings and goings on of the left or the right and forget the most important message, the reason for which we are each created and that is to spread the Good News that Jesus Loves You. – I am the Real Truckmaster!