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by | Jun 4, 2024 | Words

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

(Acts 20:35 ESV)

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”

(2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)

I have said this before, and I say it again. Words have power. Words build up and break down. The devil comes and twists words to where what you hear said isn’t exactly what it was said.   Misunderstandings can cause hard feelings. They can cause hurt feelings, too. A misunderstood conversation can cause lost friendships. They can cause turmoil in families and friends. 

God doesn’t like it when people are hurting from something being said. My advice to you, take it or leave it, is to weigh what was said.  Take it to God in prayer. Ask Him. He will tell you if it was meant to harm or to help.

The devil will do anything he can to cause a rift in families and friends. I have seen it many times. The church I grew up split because of something the pastor said. Half the congregation went somewhere else. And what they thought he meant was not what he meant. Just a word can bring a rift in friendships, families, congregations, and even the workplace.

Guard your words. Think before you speak. I read this somewhere, “Be sure your brain is engaged before putting your mouth in gear.” That’s a good idea for everyone.

Have a great day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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