Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 1 Number 16 “The Power of a Word” July 25, 2018
Karen loved working with children and ladies. She often spoke to both groups about the words they spoke and the tone in which they were shared. She knew that the words we speak convey lots of power, both for good or evil.
She underlined the following verse in her Bible. In her Bible study journal she wrote some very good comments which demonstrate her insights into the power of our words. I’m happy to share this with you today.
“Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you” (Titus 2:8).
Karen wrote: As a servant of the King of Kings, there is no room for an uncontrolled temper that reaches out with hurtful words. Words can never be taken back. God promises forgiveness upon confession (1 John 1:9), but the injured party will long remember! Words come from the heart (Matthew 12:34, 35). We need to be an encourager and not a discourager.
Michael’s observation: Karen was really serious about this. I miss hearing her voice and hearing her words (which were not many)! She has given us something to really think about this week. King David said, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).