The power of words

Words have the power to build or destroy. How can you talk bad about your neighbor, and then say you love God? Even the Bible speaks concerning the tongue.

James 3:9-10
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Ephesian 4:29; 31-32
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Once you destroy someone with your words, an apology is due but only time will rebuild their wall of trust toward you. We shouldn’t allow particular words to escape our mouth that we wouldn’t want to be called. There are many derogatory words that can attack a person’s character. So choose your words carefully and don’t be controlled by unrestrained emotions. God is not mocked. Sometimes you reap what you sow, concerning words. This is not always a good thing.

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