The Word is Piercing

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb 4:12 ESV)

The dictionary defines piercing as a feeling or seeming very sharp or powerful: Another definition says appearing to gaze deeply or penetrating something.

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, hinder, hurt, harm, humiliate, and humble.

In Proverbs 18:21, we read “The tongue can bring death or life…” There is so much power in the words we speak. Our words have the power to take or give life. Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.”

Considering the ‘powerful force’ of the words we utter, we must discipline ourselves to speak in a way that conveys respect, gentleness, and humility. Before speaking take a few moments to contemplate what you will say and how you will say it; while considering the impact they will have on the listeners. Be kind to all and speak words that are beacons of inspiration, enthusiasm, and encouragement to all. Kind and sweet words are always music to the ears of the listeners.

Many people are compelled to give voice to any passing feeling, thought, or impression they have. They randomly dump the contents of their mind without regard to the significance of what they are saying. We must align our words, voice inflection and tone, eye expression, body language, and actions with our inner awareness in an honest exchange.

Your surroundings and general dealings can go a long way to affecting the words that come from your mouth. Deep words are piercing and can act in different capacities. Question is, who inspires you and what exactly are you listening to? I’ll leave you to ponder.

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