To talk, to engage in conversation.
Some talk is light, some serious
Some is real, some fake
Some is true, some lies
Some is entertaining, some offensive
Words have the power of life and death
The words we speak cannot come back no matter how much we want them to, once they escape our lips they are like arrows shot into another’s hearts. Whether we are in the same room or not it does not matter the arrow will hit its mark. Many times the words we speak are carried back to others through the rumour weed. Rumour and gossip hurt.
Many times in scripture the Lord shows us that we need to watch what we say, he tells us our words have the power of life and death. That we are not to gossip about or slander other people with our words, yet the one way even Christians think is okay is in joking, sarcasm. I don’t know if any of you have been hurt by someone’s joke or sarcastic remark but I know I have many times. When I prayed about it God would say, “That is not what I think of you, I did not tell them to say that.”
How many of our words are spoken carelessly without thought for the other person. Sarcasm bites, if we don’t want children or dogs biting then we ought to be careful of our words and using sarcasm because it is a bite that does not heal as easily as a physical bite. The old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is so not true. The way I see it, our words are what build people’s lives, our own and others. So if our words, as Paul said, are used wisely then we are building one another up in Christ; But, if our words are used carelessly, sarcastically then we are tearing one another down.
After watching this I have a new understanding of the power of words and really want to watch my talk in the future.
Hope you enjoy the video and take something from it too.
Here is to speaking only loving kind words to one another.