“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
‘A speaker was speaking about the power of positive thinking and the power of words.
One of the audience raised his hand and said,
“It’s not because I say good fortune, good fortune, good fortune that will make me feel better. Nor will saying bad luck, bad luck, bad luck, make me feel worse. They’re only words and, by themselves, have no power.”
The speaker replied. “Shut up, you fool, you don¹t understand a thing about this.”
The member of the audience was stunned, his face became red and he was about to reply,
“You, son of a…”
The speaker raised his hand.
“Please excuse me. I didn’t mean to upset you. Please accept my most sincere apologies.”
The member of the audience calmed down. Some people in the hall murmured; others shuffled their feet.
The speaker resumed. “There’s the reply to the question you asked me. A few words made you very angry. The other words calmed you down.”
“Now do you understand the power of words?”
Matthew 12:37 “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
Proverbs 6:2 “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.”
Matthew 12:36 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
Matthew 21:21 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.”
Our Words Have Power