Words WORDS words Words….

Why can’t we love people even when they are being entirely stupid?

As humans it isn’t in our nature to love people unconditionally. Our actions, thoughts, the way we treat others who aren’t necessarily kind to us, is a huge reflection about what is going on inside our own hearts. One thing I’ve been thinking about is the power of words. Words have the ability to speak life or death into someone. I know that’s a strong statement but this statement actually comes from the Bible.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].”
Proverbs 18:21

 I think it is so important to encourage people around us. Often people live their lives from other people’s perspectives of them. It is not good live one’s life from someone elses point of view. That is why it is important to be intentional in the way we treat other people. You have the power to discourage or encourage someone.

James 3:6

“And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life…”

As you can see, the tongue really does determine a lot of things. It can be used either for evil or for good.   Something you say to someone could propel them towards a more positive direction or send them into a spiral away from the life they were called to live.

Words.

How you use them is your choice.

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