The Power of Our Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

It is a familiar tune that I was taught early in life. Every time someone made fun of me I would go home and tell my parents, and my dad would tell me to repeat this quote to myself.

But the only truth in this quote is that sticks and stones may break our bones.

The truth about our words is that those words are powerful. All we have to do is open our Bibles to the first chapter of Genesis to see how powerful words are.

Through the power of words, God created the world. He literally spoke the world into existence.

Through the power of words, the serpent convinced Eve to disobey God so sin entered the world.

Through the power of words, Jesus healed.

Through the power of The Word, our sins have been forgiven.


Our words have power.

Through the power of our words, we can build people up or we can tear them down.

Through the power of our words, we can encourage others.

Through the power of our words, we can love others.

Through the power of our words, we can speak life into the hearts of those who need it.

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” –Ephesians 4:29 NIV


Our words have power.

Our words are to be used to build people up.

“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself, but as it is written: ‘The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.’ For everything that was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:17-7

Our words are meant to strengthen the weak.

Our words are meant to give hope to the hopeless.

Who are your words building up today?

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