Sticks, Stones, and Other Power Tools

Someone once said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.”  You will not find that quote in Scripture but the Word does attest that the power of words are amazing. I have seen an angry parent use hurtful words to crush a child’s spirit.  Conversely, I have seen a child’s face beam when they are praised.

Adolf Hitler was very talented at public speaking. He told the people what they wanted to hear, he told the German people that they were special and that they were a superior race that unites people most would have done anything he said because he told them what they wanted to hear, It boosted their confidence. The power of his words lead a nation into WWII.

Like power tools, words have the potential to do great good or tremendous damage, depending how they we use them. We can use words to damage a relationship or make it better. Proverbs 11:9 Unfortunately, most people use words to destroy more often than to build up.

Ever day we have the opportunity to use words negatively or positively. Remember that every person with whom you speak to today will be either better or worse off as a result of your words. Your words could make the difference..


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