Job 4:3-4 ERV “Job, you have taught many people. You encouraged those who were ready to quit. Your words helped those who were ready to fall. You gave strength to those who could not stand by themselves.”
Words are very powerful, whether spoken or written, especially when backed with divine power. Understand that the human spirit was made to respond to words; men are moved by words. Words penetrate deep into a man’s mind, his spirit and his subconscious; and sometimes they have a lasting impact.
Don’t misuse words, never do! Many relationships have been destroyed by words, especially when those words were repeated. Proverbs 15:1 says that “A gentle answer makes anger disappear, but a rough answer makes it grow.” Words can be used to prevent and reverse terrible actions, words too can incite and worsen situations.
Some of you will come out of horrible situations that you are in right now by changing the words you’ve been speaking. That’s prophetic. Ecclesiastes 10:20 says, “Don’t say bad things about the king. Don’t even think bad things about him. And don’t say bad things about rich people, even if you are alone in your home. A little bird might fly and tell them everything you said.” The point is that your words are powerful whether others hear them or not; the words you speak in your room are as powerful as the words you broadcast. So be careful. Use words to your advantage, not for your disadvantage.