I don’t think we as humans realize the true weight and power of our words and diction. Our words shrouded with malicious intent can pierce farther than any sword and batter down walls of iron will by slowly whittling away bits and pieces. We are so careless with the deadliest weapon and wield it like it’s nothing. Kings, tyrants and emperors were overthrown with the power of words. The pain of ridicule and insults bite deep into our hearts and hold our souls prisoners clad in shackles of pure lead.
But I am here to say that although this is true, there is one thing that breaks our shackles and weakness towards the words of others and that is the Word. The greatest covenant Man has ever entered into, written down and passed down from ancient times. The fall of the One and True King, pure and innocent, for the sins of his people, his children. He suffered the greatest pain on the cross drenched in his own blood that he willingly shed for you and for me. Crowned with a crown of thorns, ridiculed and humiliated by those he chose to save. His Word holds sway and breaks all other words that plagued and assail you. His Word has the power to restore and to save. So the next time the words of Man threaten to overwhelm and consume your mind and soul, think on the Word of the King who laid down his life for you. He will surely save and shield you from the razor sharp barbs thrown at you with His own body just as He had 2000 years ago.