The Power of Words

Words have power; scripture acknowledges this. (Proverbs 12:18, James 3:1-12) The question is, how are you using that power? To help or hurt; to create or destroy.  How people treat one another is a huge part of Christian doctrine after all. We should never forget that, yet we often do.

a person using words lovingly.
Encouraging words, colored pencil

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. -Proverbs 16:24

A person abusing another with words.
Word Vomit, colored pencil

‘Many people act as if anger gives their words power. However, the framing effect teaches us that people will simply react dismissively to information presented negatively without even considering it logically; no matter how valid.’

A person making a feeble effort to help a person out of a hole.
Platitude, colored pencil

‘There is a time to talk, and a time to act. Don’t get them confused.’

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. -1st John 3:18