Words DO hurt!

People use words so carelessly, never thinking about how a harsh word can become a dagger that hangs up in the muscle of your heart and stays until you die or ask the Holy Spirit to remove it from you. A wrongly placed word can cause a “root of bitterness” to grow in your spirit. Hebrews 12:14-17 Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears.

I looked up the word “fool and there were thirteen definitions, the number one was: a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense. You can find the Bible definition in Psalms 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. 

The simple moral fact is that words kill.  When we think of sin it usually involves the big ones, you know what they are, but we let ourselves indulge in the evil of gossip, calling each other names and ruining a person’s good reputation with a careless statement, fact or not. Remember that you can’t erase all the things you have said any more than you could rip open a feather pillow in front of a blowing fan and then find them all and replace them in the pillow casing.

Proverbs 17:9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.

I think it was Mark Twain that said “it is better to be quiet and let your friends think you are a fool than to speak and prove it!”

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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