Thoughts by Pastor Brad

Careful Words

Proverbs 29:20 says; There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.  James 1:19 comments; My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  God wants us to be careful with our words.  The old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but names or words will never hurt me” is a big lie.  Words hurt more than sticks and stones in many cases.  Words can be used for so much good in a world that is constantly spewing out hate and slander.  The Bible is clear that only the Holy Spirit can bridle the untamed tongue.  Let’s give the Spirit room to fill us with God’s love that will translate into words of comfort and affirmation for those who are being pushed down in our selfish world.