Last updated on July 11th, 2021 at 06:27 pm
The saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is dead wrong. Words do hurt.
As a child I was a victim of verbal abuse. Every ill word said 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 personally 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.
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When I was scrolling through pictures for backgrounds for these 10 bible verses on the power of words I am sharing with you below, I came across the picture I had taken of polished stones at a gift shop and knew immediately the background for these verses on words had to be stones.
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
Proverbs 11:9 “Evil words destroy one’s friends; wise discernment rescues the godly.”
Proverbs 11:12 “It is foolish to belittle a neighbor; a person with good sense remains silent.”
Proverbs 11:17 “Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel.”
Proverbs 15: 1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but hard words stir up anger.”
Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”
Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
Proverbs 18:4 “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.”
Proverbs 18:20 “Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach; the right words on a person’s lips bring satisfaction.”
Proverbs 20:15 “Wise speech is rarer and more valuable than gold and rubies.”
Proverbs 25:18 “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.”
If you love studying bible verses by topic you may like this book. I keep a copy of it by my bedside and read a section of it each night before bed.
Simple Ways To Sprinkle Scripture On Words Throughout Your Home
A magnetic whiteboard placed in the entranceway to your home is handy for more than notes–use it to put a scripture where you will see it every day as you enter and leave your home.
3. Felt Board
4. Printables on a Clipboard
It doesn’t take long to open up your word processing program, type out a bible verse on love, and create a black and white printable with it. All you need to do is play around with the fonts and spacing until you like what you see.
5. Removable Wall Decals
Amazon sells several different removable wall decals that contain scriptures.
6. Use Your Creative To Create Wall Hangings And More
If you have a Cricut, then the ideas for where you can place scripture are endless. You can put verses on t-shirts, walls, glassware, binders, cups and so much more with one of these machines.
Of course, you can place scripture around your home using other art mediums including hand-lettering on canvas, paper, or wood.
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