Our choice of words do matter. People use words to communicate to those in their environment. They influence how one perceives the general observations of the world around them. Words fluctuate human emotions for the better or worse, often without that person’s consent. When people speak well about others, it makes them feel good on the inside. When people speak bad about others, it makes them not want to hear anymore. Words encourage people to keep endeavoring, to keep living and make it through the day. When a person lies in bed at a hospital, sometimes the only thing keeping that person alive besides the medicine and technology, are the cards containing words of thoughtfulness. It is most often at the bleakest moment of life, where one searches for words that give them life and a renewing commitment to live.
Words can hurt people. James wrote, “How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!” (James 3:5). Words inflict greater damage than one may realize. When used improperly, words hurt the host, the recipient – most importantly, improper words hurt God. Words should hurt – it is not a question of self-esteem. God intended for us to use His word that we may become wise unto salvation in Christ Jesus. That they, being God-breathed, are of profit for teaching, for challenging, for correcting, and for instructing in righteousness, that His people might be adequately prepared for every good work (2 Timothy 3:15-17). God’s Word should move you to repentance, to living a better life, and to salvation.
God chose words to talk with humankind. Out of all the ways of communicating, why choose words? God has preserved His Word for all generations in our hearts and in the book known as The Bible.
The purpose of this blog is to express words that might encourage the reader never to give up their personal faith. I dedicate this blog simply to encourage the Christian never to give up and to focus on spiritual things.