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)

Wednesday Wisdom

Ponder this perfectly practical principle from Proverbs.

Meditate on it. Marinate in it. Memorize it.

For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)

Wednesday Wisdom

Here’s this week’s Proverb. Memorize it. Meditate on it. Marinate in it.

Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
(Proverbs 16:18)

Proverb of the Week

Here’s this week’s Proverb. Learn it. Love it. Live it.

He who answers before listening —
that is his folly and his shame.
Proverbs 18:13

Proverb of the Week

Here’s this week’s Proverb. Learn it. Love it. Live it.

Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.
(Proverbs 4:23)


Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. (Proverbs 3:25-26)

The equation is simple:


There’s no need to fear anything in this world. Don’t freak out. Never panic. God is infinitely bigger than anything we can possibly face on this planet and He’s here to help us every step of the way. Walk with Him today.


Proverb of the Week

Here’s this week’s Proverb . . .

As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another.
(Proverbs 27:17)

God designed us for relationships. People need people.

But let’s be honest. Sometimes people can be a pain. They can rub us the wrong way. Sparks can fly.

Sometimes we just want to be alone. And on those all-too-rare occasions when we step away from the computer, turn off the TV and unplug the iPod, we often seek out people who will flatter us or agree 100% with everything we say.

Stay sharp. Surround yourself with people who will challenge you and tell you the truth. And then do the same for them. In a world full of deception, sometimes that’s exactly what we need.