Sticks and Stones can hurt our bones, BUT, Words can never hurt us
Lets take a closer look at how words can direct lives:
Satan’s words caused Adam and Eve to doubt God. - Read Genesis 3:1-13
God curses the serpent (but leaves an escape clause in Jesus) Read Genesis 3:14-15
God curses Eve- Read Genesis 3:16
God cursed the ground and judged man to toil. Read Genesis 3:17-19
Because Man now knows good and evil Satan can sway man’s judgment to evil - Read Genesis 3:22
We saw Jesus deliver a curse in Matthew 21:10 "May you never bear fruit again?” Immediately the tree withered.
Thought to ponder:
We are shown that curses can come from words. Do our negative words curse the outcome of a situation?
· Matthew 12:36 “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken.”
· James 1: 26 “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.”
Thought to ponder:
Why are we told to keep a tight rein on our tongue and that we will have to answer for it on the Day of Judgement?
Words direct our decisions and, often, cause us to doubt God (Genesis 3) and His will for our lives.
Care should be taken in who we choose to council us in our decision making process.
Words can direct the thinking of other people and sway their decisions.
We see that words are very powerful and have the ability to sway our thinking which in turn sways our decisions and ultimately can change the course of our life and the lives of those around us.
Click here, "Actions, Habits, Character" to go to lesson three.
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Before You Begin
Dear Heavenly Father,
Praise and glory to the one true Living God, the alpha and the omega. Holy, Holy, Holy is your name. Thank you Father, for your son Jesus Christ who redeemed us from our sins. And thank you for this day and everything you have brought to me. May my prayer rise to you as sweet incense from the alter. I ask that you guide me, Father, through your Word. Please open my heart and mind to recieve your word and please reveal your Holy Truth. Please dwell in me and help me to live each day of my life in keeping with your Word. In the Holy name of Jesus Christ, I pray and ask it. Amen.