Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gentle Words

Gentle words. How often do you use them? What are they? Or rather, are they words or tone? Can you reprimand a person using gentle words?

Jesus spoke with gentle words to the woman at the well, the rich young man, His disciples, Zacchaeus...How did I come to that conclusion? Well, except for the rich young man (which the jury is still out on), each were changed by what Jesus spoke to them, changed for the better. He didn't humiliate the woman at the well or guilt her into believing who He was. He didn't angrily recite His lessons to the disciples so the importance of the lessons would sink in and the disciples would learn. He didn't scorn Zacchaeus for the fraud he committed. He spoke gently by acknowledging that each person has worth in His eyes. His words conveyed the worth He felt for them in His heart.

Words are powerful, more powerful than most people realize.

Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:13-14 (in Context) Psalm 19 (Whole Chapter)

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