The Power of the Spoken Word
-by Tim Bias
Are you familiar with the cartoon B.C.?
There are two primary characters: A woman who carries the big stick and a snake. Most of the time the woman is beating the snake with her stick.
One day, she is walking up one side of a hill and the snake is coming up the other side of the hill. They meet at the time and the woman realizes that she does not have her stick.
So, she looks at the snake and says, “Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!”
In the next frame the snake is in a hundred pieces. The caption reads, “O the power of the spoken word.”
Is that what Paul meant when he wrote, “Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.”? Ephesians 4:29 (Today’s English Version)