Sticks and Stones (Proverbs 15)

with Ron Deal | March 5, 2020

Why would that rhyme even dare to suggest that "words will never hurt me?" We all know they do. Proverbs 12 says that reckless words pierce like a sword. Proverbs 15 says a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. In relationships they break trust and build walls. Proverbs also teaches that the words of the wise bring healing and are a source of life to those who receive them. Ok, it's gut check time. Would the people in your life say your words are a source of life or stones to their spirit?

Why would that rhyme even dare to suggest that "words will never hurt me?" We all know they do. Proverbs 12 says that reckless words pierce like a sword. Proverbs 15 says a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. In relationships they break trust and build walls. Proverbs also teaches that the words of the wise bring healing and are a source of life to those who receive them. Ok, it's gut check time. Would the people in your life say your words are a source of life or stones to their spirit?

Sticks and Stones (Proverbs 15)

With Ron Deal
|
March 05, 2020
| Download Transcript PDF

FamilyLife Blended® Minute

In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

View resources

Recent Episodes