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As a child I was a victim of verbal abuse. Every word ill spoken to me by a loved one was like a stone thrown at my heart. It took me years and years as an adult to heal the wounds ill spoken words caused.
Yet, even though I personal know the damage words can do, I am far from perfect in my speech to others. I too have slung words that I wish I could retrieve.
I reread the book of Proverbs just recently and verse upon verse about the power of our words kept jumping off the page.
Later while I was scrolling through pictures for backgrounds for these 10 verses on words I am sharing with you below I came across the picture I had taken of stones at a gift shop, and knew immediately it had to be the background for these verses on words.
Our words are stones. We are nothing but stone throwers with each word we speak.
If our words contain beauty people treasure them.
If our words contain pain people toss them aside, but not until after they have had to deal with the wound they caused.
Like the stones in these pictures are hand selected by buyers, we get to choose our words. Which ones will you choose?
10 Bible Verses On The Power Of Our Words
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Want to take the study the power of your words further? Read Speak Love: Make Your Words Matter by annie f. downs. “Because when your speak love, you speak life. And that’s what matters.”