The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good,
and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil,
for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45
Words are so powerful. Isn't it interesting that all God had to do to create the world is speak? He used words to create everything we see and know. Think about some of the healing miracles that Jesus performed. Did you realize that many times, all he did to heal people was speak? He used words to restore, heal, and build people up. Words are so powerful and so important.
In Luke, Jesus talks about one reason why our words are so important. He says that "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." He is saying that our words can tell people what is filling up our hearts. Often times we think that we are the only ones that truly know what is in our hearts but this verse says otherwise. We can't help but show whats in our hearts unless of course we stop talking all together! Duct tape anyone?!
You must remember the good old recess saying "sticks and stones may break my bones but names (words) can never hurt me." Isn't this statement so untrue? God's choice to use words to create and Jesus' choice to use words to heal display the overall power that words can have. Deep down we all know how powerful words are and really its why WE choose to use them in hurtful and negative ways.
So, think about it. What do your words say about what's in your heart? How are you going to choose to use the power of your words from here on out?