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"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." (Proverbs 18:21 ESV) "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."(Matthew 12:37 ESV) I heard this somewhere awhile back and wrote it...

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Wasted Words

"Words are things, and a small drop of ink falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." (Lord Byron 1788-1824).The Parable of the Sower (see Matthew 13:3-9) is a good example of wasted seeds, and Jesus likens them to...

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Words Are Weapons

"There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." (Proverbs 12:18 ESV)"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak." (Matthew 12:36 ESV)There are all kinds of weapons....

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Hold Your Peace

"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." (Proverbs 17:28 KJV)Whenever I pray, for the times when I remember, I always say, "Lord, help me to bridle my tongue today," because words are...

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Your Words Have Power

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear it." (Ephesians 4:29 ESV)"A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." (Proverbs 15:1 ESV)...

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Your Words Have Power

"Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips." (Psalm 141:3 ESV)"Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruits." (Proverbs 18:21 ESV) Did you know words have power? Words can build up and break...

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The Ear of Gossip

When I think of the word "gossip", I think of Rachel Lynde from Anne of Green Gables. She constantly snooped, made judgments, and then scattered her version of the "news" to other people around the town of Avonlea by flapping her unstoppable gums. But hear what the...

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The Power of Words

Oh, those words that can cut right through! And then there are those that can soothe our pain.Last week, I stepped to the counter at my doctor's office. "Here is your referral for your blood work," the receptionist said. But her words, though simple and mundane, were...

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