Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Power of Words

You may remember the old childhood idiom, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Well, it wasn't true then and it is not true now. Words are a powerful force in our private lives and in the world community. Most organizations, especially those that are political have "Spin Doctors" who each day crank out voluminous amounts of verbiage to reinforce their agenda. One of the things that they have found is that if you push your point long enough and hard enough it will be believed, whether it is true or not.

Words are powerful tools and knowledge it power. Down through the ages, God's Word has been a powerful tool, and still is. People like Wycliffe and Tyndale believed so strongly in the truth of God's Word that they payed the ultimate price to see that God's Word was placed into the hands of everyone, and not just those who were in power. Tyndale, speaking to someone in power once said, "If God spares my life, I will see to it that the boy who drives the plowshare knows more of the scripture than you, Sir."

I recently read two phrases, contrasting words, and they have stuck with me. I don't know the source of either but they are powerful words of truth.

"You might not be what you think you are, But what you think - you are."

"Know God, Know Peace - No God, No Peace."

In a world that is struggling between Chaos and Peace, and seems to be heading more toward Chaos than Peace, there is a great need for "The Word" that can bring a Peace that is beyond our understanding.

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