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The Power of Words


I received an email from a friend today with a link to this you-tube address. This short (less than 2 minutes) clip shows how much words and how we use them can make a difference.

It’s not always what we say, but can be how we say it.

A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

How many other proverbs or even extra-biblical sayings advise us on how to frame our words to they will be effective.

Yet, we do not want to change our presentation of the good news of Jesus. We have our set way of doing it – and if someone suggests we can restate how we present it, it’s also most as if we had denied the gospel itself!

Saying the same thing in a positive way is not wrong. Hard sayings can be received when they are framed in a positive way. There is a big difference between saying, “When I look at you, time stands still” and saying “Your face stops my clock.”

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