May I Have a Word With You?
Words can be like a double-edged sword, can’t they? A “blanket” of snow sounds cozy, but not to the person with no blanket. “Choking” back the tears is not life-threatening, but choking can be. To “have words” is usually not pleasant. And “news” can be good or bad. You get the idea.
The Bible likens itself to a two-edged sword. Containing only truth, it does not speak out of both sides of God’s mouth. The Scriptures cut through the camouflage of double meanings, right to the heart of the matter, revealing even our intentions.
You may love hot apple pie with ice cream, but that love doesn’t compare with how much God loves you.
Next time you’re shopping for the best way to express yourself, think of this word from Proverbs: “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry.”
That’s diamonds, isn’t it?
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