Words have tremendous power! They can obstruct, 

injure, hurt, heal, encourage, strengthen, and/or edify.

Our comments may either endanger or benefit others.

Our words could generate troubles or joy, pain or


Wise individuals learn to control their tongues

 and speak solely to benefit others.

Do people bleed or grow when 

you terminate a conversation?

Poorly timed, ill-chosen remarks, and 

meaningless talk could kill enthusiasm, 

inflict deep emotional scars, reduce

 expectations, crush one's spirit, damage

 self-esteem, disrupt relationships, squander 

our energy, and hold individuals back.

Unthoughtful words can be the underlying


cause of many disagreements and the source of 

significant physical and mental harm. Words 

have the ability to penetrate to the very core

 of our being.

Our words may hurt and harm, generating all

 kinds of negative energy in the consciousness

 of others, whether we intended them to or not.

God has given most of us the gift of speech

 and the ability to think. This gift is valuable.

Speech is such an incredible gift... that it

 should not be taken lightly or carelessly.

 Something carelessly uttered in the heat 

of the moment... might wound for a lifetime.

A man's heart determines his 

speech. A good man's speech 

reveals the rich treasures 

within him. An evil-hearted 

man is filled with venom and 

his speech reveals it.

Matthew 2:34-35

Our words may hurt and harm, infusing all kinds 

of negative energy in the consciousness of others,

 whether we intended them to or not.

According to the Scriptures, there is a direct link 

between the heart and the mouth. The heart is 

more than just the organ that circulates the life 

blood of a person. The source of evil thoughts 

and bad ideas, according to Scripture, is man's 


It is from within, out of a person's heart, proceeds

wicked thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

 sexual immorality, theft, greed, malice, deceit,

 lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly.” 

Mark 7:21

Ungodly actions arise from the heart, and the mouth

 speaks and leads people down dangerous paths.

Our words are like seeds that 

we sow, 

and we never know which seeds will 

sprout... perhaps they all will. 


there will be a harvest, 

and our harvest will be determined by what 

we have sown... for better or worse.

Some of us have a tendency of repeating the 

same unpleasant phrases over and over again.

The issue is that the more we hear, read, or 

speak a certain word or phrase, the more 

influence it has on us. This is because the 

brain learns through repetition, identifying

 patterns and consistency in an attempt to 

make sense of the world around us.

Sowing and reaping is a fundamental principle 

in God’s Kingdom. Reaping and sowing applies 

to everyone.

The quality of our life is the result of the seeds 

we have sown. None of us can escape the 

harvest of our own words!

Research shows that words have emotional, 

physical, and spiritual impact. 

Words are messengers;

they carry defeat, they can convey defeat, 

rejection, anguish, and sorrow... 

or transmit victory, harmony, and life for many!

Words are powerful.

Words may either build up or destroy.

Words have enormous power, 

for better or worse.

People will be held accountable, when it is all

said and done, for every thoughtless remark

they utter.

Giving someone a "piece of our mind" impacts 

not just the hearer, but also the accuser's joy

 and tranquility.

Words trigger feelings, images, and expectations.

Because thoughts drive actions, there is a strong 

link between the words we use and the 

outcomes we achieve.

Words are the most potent forms of expression.

Although the tongue is a "small part of the 

body," it "possesses the power of life and 

death." This applies whether we're talking 

about spiritual, physical, or emotional "life 

and death."

What comes out of our mouths 

defines us more than what goes in.

"A man is defiled not by what goes into his 

mouth, but by what comes out of it." 

Whatever enters into the mouth passes

 into the stomach, where it is processed, 

before being expelled out of the body. 

The food eaten has no effect on the mind 

and so it cannot corrupt it.

But what comes out of the mouth comes 

from the heart, and this is what pollutes and 

makes a man 'unclean.' 

The tongue utters only what is 

already in the heart. 

Matthew 12:34

The heart could be a breeding ground for evil. 

That which comes from the heart and reveals

 itself through the mouth is what defiles man 

as a moral being.

Matthew 15:18

If the heart is tainted, 

the entire person becomes 


Jesus is concerned not just with how we behave, 

but also with why we act... not only with what

we do, but also with what we desire to

 actually achieve in our hearts.

Words are extremely powerful


Some words have the power to penetrate the 

very depths of our being, for good or evil.

The simplest words could very well hurt or 

heal, inspire or discourage, help or hinder.

Our tongues are extremely powerful!

A careless phrase... may ruin

someone's life.

Our ability to speak provides 

us the ability to build or destroy.

At times, we speak with such eagerness and ease.

Unfortunately, those hurtful, poorly chosen, 

and inconsiderate comments are frequently 

felt in the home environment.

In certain households, foul language, rude

 speech, and stinging sarcasms are the norm.

 As a result, everyone involved is emotionally 


When one reacts angrily to another, their 

remarks are typically incorrect, harsh, 

and hurtful.

We'd all be amazed how many awful things

 we utter when we're upset.

Hearing unpleasant words can stimulate parts 

of our brain that processes pain, making our 

bodies feel as though we are in actual physical

 pain, according to researchers.

When one is crushed by venomous

remarks, it is can be difficult for 

the injured party to recover.

We have no clue what effect poorly chosen 

words may have on another when hurtful 

words are hurled at them. Words, especially 

when spoken by someone we love or care

 about, may leave scars that are deeper

 than any physical damage.

Words have the ability to induce

 physical changes in our bodies

 as well as alter the spiritual


A fool does not consider the harm their words

 do, but if they had to drink them... they

 would know how bitter they tasted.

Words and phrases that are hostile, indifferent,

 nasty, and destructive can leave lifelong scars... 

especially when one seeks to belittle and 

change one's perception of themselves or

 their perceived value to others.

The deepest scars are

 those we do not see. 

The wound a word opens... 

can fester indefinitely.

A few carelessly flung aggressive and harsh

 comments can be painful and destructive, 

causing emotional trauma in the other person 

later in life, especially on the fragile hearts 

of our children.

Injuries can heal, but bitter words can plant

 seeds in our thoughts that not only impact 

how we view ourselves, but also have the 

capacity to leave emotional, physical, and

 spiritual scars for life.

Whether remarks are yelled or properly expressed, 

they can still be incredibly damaging and detrimental 

on many levels, leaving deep emotional scars behind.

The Scriptures remind us that all of us will give

 an account for every idle word we speak. 

Jesus Himself said that our words will either 

acquit us, or condemn us.

Matthew 12:36-37

Slandering, mudslinging, and negative smear tactics

used against a person in order to undermine their 

reputation and/or destroy their character are 

incredibly harmful and malicious offenses that 

can be hard to overcome or rectify.

The literal assassination of a human life, or 

bloodless murder, as it is often termed, is done 

primarily to tarnish the character of the victim. 

The consequences of character assassination can 

endure a lifetime.

The wrong use of words can:

destroy enthusiasm, impact self-esteem, cause one to 

become wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable, dejected, 

down-hearted, or heartbroken.

Words can lower expectations, ruin relationships, affect 

one's health, and make one sorrowful and sad.

1Peter 3:9; "Do not repay evil with evil or 

insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil 

with blessing, because to this you were called

 so that you may inherit a blessing."

The way we speak and the things we say have power.

Our words can bring joy or cause misery. 

Proverbs 18:21 puts it this way: 

“The tongue has the power of life and death.”

Our words can either speak life, or speak death

Our tongues can build others up, or they can

 tear others down.

Everything we speak, think, and do will attest

 to what the abundance of our heart brings forth.

Ephesians 4:29; "Let no corrupting talk 

come out of your mouths, but only such 

as is good for building up, as fits the occasion,

 that it may give grace to those who hear."

Our words should be carefully chosen.

Before we speak, we should consider

the impact of our words.

Let us pay close attention to the words we speak, 

knowing how powerful they are.

Before we speak, we should consider the 


1.) How will my words (including my tone) 

affect the individual to whom I am speaking?

2.) Will my remarks help or hinder?

3.) How would I react if I were spoken to in

 the same manner?

We can frame our reality to be one of defeat 

or transformation.

If we don't like our current circumstances, 

we must adjust what we say and how we 

express it.

Speaking to people as we would like to be

 spoken to is an age-old principle that works... 

when implemented.

 A wise person thinks before he speaks.

The first "activity" we know God 

took was to speak. God spoke 

with clarity, candor, and authority.

The truth of God's Word gives us power and 

vitality. God's promises inspire and encourage 

us. The instructions of God strengthen and 

lead us.

God's Word is perfect,

 powerful, and 


Because we, God's creations, bore God's image, 

according to Genesis 1:27, we should recognize

 that our words have power and should be 

uplifting and refreshing to the soul.


God's very first "Action" that we know of 

was to speak. This universe was created by 

the use of words.

Words are filled with everlasting power. 

Words are extremely powerful instruments. 

Words are the most potent means of 

communication. Words may inflict wounds 

that last a lifetime.

Words have the power to both create and 

destroy. Words have the power to adjust 

situations and shape futures.

Do you ever consider the words you use 

and the impact they have?

Do you think your words help or hurt?

Have you ever gotten into trouble 

because of your words?

There are some sentiments which should 

never be spoken, no matter how major or minor.

The nonstop talker seeks acceptance 

and attention from others.

8_insults_stop_talking.gif image by funkbutter

May we never forget and always remember:

"The good man produces good things out of the good 

stored up in his heart, and the wicked man brings evil

 things out of the evil stored up in his heart," clearly

 stated in Luke 6:45.

For he speaks from the overflow of his heart."

Out of the mouth speaks that which fills the heart. 

Our words emerge from our hearts and reflects who

 we truly are? the real us.


What comes out of the mouth proceeds

 from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Matthew 15:18  

 Before speaking, a wise person thinks.

We must exercise caution in what we say, 

how we say it, and when we say it. Our 

words reflect who we are and reveal who 

we are to others.

May we allow our minds to fully 

activate before speaking.

A wise man's heart guides his mouth,

and his lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:23

Do not let any unwholesome talk come 

out of your mouths,

 but only what is helpful for building others up

 according to their needs that it may benefit

 those who listen.

Ephesians 4:29

Kind words are never wasted.

May we always remember and never forget...

A wise man's heart guides his mouth,

and his lips promote instruction.

Proverbs 16:23

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, 

but the mouths of fools pour out folly. 

 Proverbs 15:2

There is one whose rash words are like sword

 thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:18

A soft answer turns away wrath, 

but a harsh word stirs up anger. 

Proverbs 15:1

From a wise mind comes wise speech; 

the words of the wise are persuasive.
Proverbs 16:23

Speak Positive Words, Words that Edify, 

Words that Build Up, Words of Grace: 

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, 

but only such as is good for building up, 

as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those 

who hear.

Ephesians 4:29 

Kind words are never wasted.


May our words be uplifting and have eternal meaning 

in the lives we touch... and may they transmit beauty into
the lives of future generations.






Wild animals can

be tamed and

trained, but the

tongue can be 

a devilish, 




You can cut a 

person with your 

words, like the 

piercings of a 

sword, or you can 

heal and nurture 

him with kind 

and helpful words.