Words Can Kill

It’s WORDS WEEK here on GUWG, where we’re examining what God says about communication.

Whoever said “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” was a big liar. Here’s what the Bible says:

The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (Proverbs 12:18)

What Are YOU Full Of?

It’s WORDS WEEK 2013 here on GUWG, where we’re examining what God says about communication.

We started off yesterday with our key verse, words straight from the mouth of Jesus:

The mouth speaks what the ♥ is full of. (Luke 6:45)

So, here’s today’s question:

What’s YOUR ♥ full of?

WORDS WEEK

It’s WORDS WEEK 2013 here on GUWG, where all week we’ll wade into the wealth of wisdom woven into the Word about the way we wield words in this world.

Question: According to experts, what’s the #1 cause of failure in relationships, business, medicine, politics, war and maybe even religion?

The answer? Crummy communication. We don’t wield words wisely.

God’s Communication Plan

It’s GOD @ WORK WEEK here at GUWG, where we’re taking an in-depth look at what the Bible says about the wonderful world of work.

Today’s topic: COMMUNICATION. Almost nothing is more important in the workplace. Here’s what the Bible says . . .

Listen More Than You Talk. “A wise man listens to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15) “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19) Or, as some around me are fond of saying: “God gave you two ears and one mouth — use ’em accordingly.”

Don’t Grumble. “Do everything without complaining or arguing.” (Philippians 2:14) Click here for a whole week’s worth of anti-grumbling suggestions.

Spread Encouragement. “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” (Proverbs 12:25) “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24)

Don’t Spread Gossip. “A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.” (Proverbs 20:19) “Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.” (Proverbs 26:20)

Speak the Truth in Love. Always, always, always tell the truth. And always, always, always do it with love. “Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15)