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This week, I’ve been thinking about the power of words. God used words to create the world, the oceans, the land, the moon, the sun, animals, fish, humans, everything. God could’ve used any method He wanted to create things. He could’ve blinked His eyes like Jeannie on I Dream of Jeannie, He could’ve twitched His nose like Samantha on Bewitched, moved His finger, or just used a thought. But, He didn’t use any of those methods, He used words.

In the Bible, we learn that words are very powerful. They are used by fathers to bless their children, they are used for curses, they are used for healing, for raising the dead, casting out demons and more. Words cannot be taken back, once they are spoken. In Genesis 27 we see Isaac being tricked by his son Jacob. Jacob was not the oldest son and therefore was not to receive the blessing of the oldest. But, Jacob and his mother Rebekah got the clothes of the oldest son, Esau and put them on Jacob and used some skins from animals to put on his hands and his neck so that Isaac would be fooled into thinking Jacob was Esau, because Esau was a hairy man. Therefore Jacob got the blessing instead of Esau, and Isaac could not take it back, it was too late, the words had been spoken.

We must be careful as we go through our days to not use words lightly. I’ve found that it is a cycle of events so to speak, our thoughts determine our words and our words determine our attitudes and behaviors and our attitudes and behaviors determine our life. In Proverbs the Bible says many things about our mouth and words. Some of my favorites are: “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles” Proverbs 21:23; “There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18; “He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” Proverbs 13:3; “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” Proverbs 18:21, “For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature” James 3:2. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

My prayer is that you really think before you speak, try just one day to not to say anything inappropriate or negative and see what happens!


With a single word, God created earth and sky,
Out of dust, He created you and I.
Jesus used words that were spoken,
To heal the blind, deaf, lame and broken.

Being God’s likeness in the world today,
We must choose carefully the words we say.
Whether speaking to a friend or foe,
Words are more powerful than we know.

With words we plant many seeds,
Some turn to fruit, others to weeds.
Words can be used to curse or bless,
To tell lies or to confess.

Words can cut deep within,
Words can lead us into sin.
We think they’re simple, light and breezy,
When actually it’s not that easy.

They’re powerful weapons that we use,
Listen carefully and you will hear clues.
To what’s really going on inside,
Those things that we’re trying to hide.

For out of the mouth, the heart does speak,
We will find what we truly seek.
Remember as you go your way,
To be careful of the words you say.

For they help to shape your life,
They lead us into peace or strife.

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