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You know that the cliché about “sticks and stones” isn’t true. Your choice of words will determine the quality of your relationships and life.
One of the most important documents in history was the Treaty of Versailles – the agreement formally ending World War I. Although intended to produce a lasting peace, the Treaty’s provisions were so punitive against Germany that it actually did the opposite. Most historians believe World War II, which killed over 50 million people, was an “unintended consequence” of the Treaty.You can begin a war of words without realizing it. Your words, written or spoken, will inevitably inspire or discourage, build up or destroy. To fill your words with peace,1. Understand that everyone’s perspective and background causes them to interpret messages differently,2. Acknowledge that your communication skills may not be as fine-tuned as you think they are and3. Be alert for “unintended consequences” of your words. Jesus was the greatest communicator who ever walked the earth, but there is a fascinating story in the gospel of John chapter 3 illustrating His response when His words were misinterpreted. Christ began the conversation by telling Nicodemus, a Pharisee, that he must be “born again.” Nicodemus was an intellectual, a member of the Jewish ruling council. Yet he didn’t understand the concept Jesus had communicated. So what did the Lord do? He explained it again, in several different ways. John 3:16, a verse known to every Sunday school child because of its simple explanation of the gospel, is part of Christ’s response. Ask God to help you- Deliver pleasant words and “gentle answers” (Proverbs 15:1),- Remember the devastating power of your words (James 3: 5, 6) and- Change from the inside, since the mouth speaks what is on the heart. (Mark 7:20-23)
Which verses from God’s Word are most pleasant to you? Which one of His promises brings you peace? We’d love to hear from you. Post your comments below.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they walk and not be faint.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
by Elyn Nicholson
King James Version (KJV)
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
by Rachel Kerr
There are several I like and one is Psalm 23, The Lord is my shepard and John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton Son.
The Lord's prayer is also comforting to me, especially the part that states Our Father who art in Heaven...
Sunday, October 28, 2012
by Tony Sohl
I can make it through anything in the one who makes me who I am. Philippians 4:13
Sunday, October 28, 2012
by Denise Burris
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