Words - A matter of Life or Death
Etymology = The study of the origin of words
The Value Of Words
Proverbs 18:20-21 GNT You will have to live with the consequences of everything you say. 21 - What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words.
The power of life and death are in the tongue
1) Words Connect Us To God
John 14:6 ESV Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 1:1 NIV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 ESV And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Psalm 107:20 NKJV He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
Romans 10:8-10 ESV But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 - because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 - For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:13 NKJV For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Matthew 12:31-37 NKJV “Therefore I say to you,every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemyagainstthe Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 - Anyone who speak a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in theageto come. 33 - “Either make the tree good andits fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known byitsfruit. 34 - Broodof vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things?For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 - A good man out of the good treasureof his heartbrings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 - But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 - For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Hebrews 8:12 NLT I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins."
2) Words Connect Us To Each Other
Proverbs 31:23 NIV Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
Ephesians 5:25-26 NKJV Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 - that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
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