February, 16, 2019
Power of the tongue
On February 13, in our weekly chapel, Emily from Seoul shared a message about the power that our tongues carry.
The main point of the message was that the tongue is powerful and the words spit out are more compelling than we think. It is powerful because the potential of death and life depend on the tongue. In Proverbs 18:21, it’s stated that “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
It is certainly interesting how words have the power to impair the feelings of others and cause corruption. On the contrary, words can also give strength and show gracefulness.
In the Bible, there are many helpful and loving words; thus, it is extremely significant to speak encouraging and kind words. Additionally, we are the creation of God; we deserve to be treated with kind words.
However, people tend to spit deadly words and be rude to each other. Even though people are aware of these discouraging words, people continue to use them because people are sinners. There are ways to stop ourselves from using “deathly” words, however. Instead of using negative words, memorize Bible verses to cease the anger and hatred towards enemies. It is particularly important to bless the enemies even though they are vicious.
God always encourages and helps us to stay positive. Likewise, we can bless others and cheer for them. Get together with your pair. Tell yourselves something unique or marvelous about each other. Next, close your eyes and think and pray for them quietly for about 30 seconds. Then tell them what you heard from God while you were praying for them.
Even a word has the influence to either dishearten or brighten someone’s day. When Lucy from 8th grade heard the message, she replied “I think it was a great opportunity to think positively and realize that we are special because God purposely made us.” Also, Christian, who used to habitually use bad words decided to stop himself from using profanity for the sake of the feelings of others.