God Values Words

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God Values Words; We Should Too

As I write this, a Twitter-verse war has erupted about the media using the word lie in relation to our current president. This comes at the same time the Southern Baptist Convention, to put it mildly, is wrestling with careless words spoken by their leader that have negatively affected women for decades. While the quote “actions speak louder than words” is true, our words matter.

Whether spoken, signed, sung, thought, or written, our words direct our responses, make an impact on our emotions, and influence those around us.

Since the beginning of creation, God has used words to communicate with mankind. He talked with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2 and 3) and wrote the Ten Commandments on stone tablets (Exodus 20). In Luke 2:41–51, we learn Jesus discussed the Torah in the temple.