What about Words?

2020 THEME: TRUTH

SERIES: Q & A

TITLE:  What about Words?

Scripture: Assorted Proverbs

 

I.   WHAT OUR WORDS DO SAY ABOUT US        

 

Main idea in Proverbs commentary and worth knowing: Harmful words damage (relationships) and reveal a (heart out of tune) with Jesus.

“The tongue holds the power of life and death.” Pr.18:21

II.  WHAT OUR WORDS SHOULD SAY ABOUT US           

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Pr.12:18

“Gentle words are a tree of life, a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Pr.15:4 (NLT)

“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Pr.16:24

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” Ben Franklin

What should we realize about or words?

1. There is (emotional power) in them.   “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Pr.12:25
2. There is (moral status) in them.  “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.” Pr.12:22  Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars play close attention to slander.” Pr.17:24
3. There are (limitations) to our words.  “Don’t excuse yourself by saying, ‘Look, we didn’t know.’ For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.”

Next Week: Series: “Q & A”

What about Storms?  Ps. 18:1-6

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