Sticks and Stones

Day 8 of Soul Detox

Proverbs 12:11-23

Proverbs 18:21

Devotional

Words can hurt you and the right words can help heal you. Those words that crush and hurt you are known as toxic words. Toxic words are incredibly dangerous not only when they are spoken to you, but when you speak them to others. This week you will read from God’s Word about the dangers of toxic words and the power of life-giving words.

How are toxic words infecting your life right now?

via Soul Detox | YouVersion.com.

Do you remember that childhood saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.”

How many of us have personal experience with that lie?!

How many of us know in a moment we can slash others with emotional wounds that take a lifetime to heal?

How many of us think phrases (and even say them aloud) to ourselves if others said the same words to us we would be crushed?

How many of us know our words matter? Those we say to others and to ourselves?

How many of us are willing to allow the HOLY SPIRIT to teach us a better way of speaking and thinking?

8 Idle talk can pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise can heal.

via Proverbs 12:11-23; Proverbs 18:21 CJB;NASB;KJV – He who farms his land will have plenty – Bible Gateway.

Proverbs 18:21 The Message (MSG)

21 Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

via Proverbs 12:11-23; Proverbs 18:21 CJB;MSG;KJV – He who farms his land will have plenty – Bible Gateway.

So what is the HOLY SPIRIT saying to you about your words? What is He saying to me? Are my words: Sticks, stones or healing balm? That’s a good question. And I know the answer. A mixture of all three.  My quest for today is to heavy that mixture on the healing balm side. You too?  🙂

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