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I heard an awesome song on the radio by Hawk Nelson called "Words". The lyrics
"Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart
Or put it out
Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't want to say a word
Unless it points the world back to You"
really jumped out at me. I'm sure most of you have experienced the hurt words can bring. I'm not really sure what the thought process of "sticks and stones break your bones, words will never hurt you" came from-really? I've had numerous experiences where words were almost as painful as someone beating me up. The temptation to throw back hurtful words at the other person is always there. I challenge you to read those lyrics again and think about them. Our words should point back to Jesus! Our words have super-powers, the ability to totally destroy someone, or change their lives for the better. So here's a challenge, the next time you're tempted to hurt someone with your words, think twice and remember those lyrics. Also check out 1 Timothy 4:12-great verse to memorize!
QUESTION: So, sticks and stones? Or words? Which hurt more?